CONTRIBUTE TO AN AMBITIOUS GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY FRAMEWORK FOR POST-2020

The negotiation process

The convention on biological biodiversity (CBD)

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was signed by 150 heads of government at the Rio Summit in 1992, provides a global framework for action on biodiversity. It has 3 main objectives:

  1. Conservation of biological diversity
  2. The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources
  3. Sustainable use of components of biological diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity recognises that biological diversity is about more than plants, animals, and micro-organisms and their ecosystems – it is about people and their need for food security, medicine, fresh air and water, shelter, and a clean and healthy environment in which to live.

This convention therefore is aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

The post-2020 global framework

In 2010, the 193 states party to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a strategic plan of action with 20 targets to be achieved by 2020 (Aichi Targets), a protocol on access and benefit-sharing from the use of genetic resources (Nagoya Protocol), and a financing strategy to increase international public aid for biodiversity. Despite the commitments made by states, the loss of biodiversity continues and the report published in 2019 by the IPBES is a wake-up call to decision-makers so that concrete actions can be taken to stem biodiversity decline by 2030 and contribute to its recovery by 2050. During the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be adopted as a steppingstone towards the 2050 Vision of “Living in Harmony with Nature”.

Milestones in the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

March

One planet Summit

President Macron announces the launch of BIODEV2030

May

Publication of the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – IPBES

July

IUCN Regional Conservation Forum

August

First Open-ended Working Group (OEWG)

September

UN Climate Action Summit

November

23rd meeting of the SBSTTA

Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

February

Second Open-ended Working Group (OEWG)

June

UN Ocean Conference

September

UN Summit on Biodiversity

May

24th meeting of the SBSTTA

Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

Third meeting of the SBI

Subsidiary Body on Implementation

August

Third Open-ended Working Group (OEWG)

September

IUCN World Conservation Congress

Marseille – France

October

15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

First high-level session, at the end of which the Kunming Declaration was adopted

November

26th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Glasgow – United Kingdom

January

24th meeting of the SBSTTA

Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice – Geneva

Third meeting of the SBI

Subsidiary Body on Implementation – Geneva

March

Fourth Open-ended Working Group (OEWG)

Geneva

May

15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Adoption of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE POST-2020 GLOBAL FRAMEWORK

WORLD CONSERVATION CONGRESS – IUCN

03 to 11 September 2021

Marseille, France

Le Congrès mondial de la nature de l’UICN est le lieu où les membres,

The IUCN World Conservation Congress brought together governments, civil society, indigenous peoples, scientists, and businesses to stimulate action on the most pressing challenges of our time, including the biodiversity crisis and natural resource management. The IUCN Congress was an important milestone ahead of the crucial UN conferences on biodiversity and climate.

More than 40 people from 12 of the 16 BIODEV2030 pilot countries were mobilised on this occasion.

15TH CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES OF THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (CBD)

Mid-2022

Venues to be determined

The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity is scheduled to be held in late spring 2022 due to numerous postponements related to the global pandemic of COVID-19.