Towards a CBD Strategy 2021-2030

Background and motivation

The international discussion on a new strategy of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for the decade 2021-2030 began in 2017. In 2020, the 15th Conference of the Parties to the CBD in China is expected to decide about the new strategic framework. WWF Germany is preparing a contribution to this discussion on the new CBD strategy in consultation with experts from different disciplines.

Aim and steps of implementation

The discussion paper is meant as a concrete input to the negotiations and wants to provide ideas and proposals relevant for the positioning of different actors, i.a. the government of Germany, which will hold the EU Presidency in the second half of 2020, other Parties to the CBD or various non-governmental organizations. For the preparation of the discussion paper the following sources and information will be included, inter alia:

  • Status of implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Goals and Targets of the present CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020 based on Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 (GBO-4)
  • new scientific evidence, especially the results of the thematic and regional assessments of the Intergovernmental Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
  • progress reports for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • publications of UN-Organizations, scientific consultation fora, research institutions and non-governmental organizations
  • results of consultations of experts
  • identification of future (at least until 2030) important thematic and political topics using the Horizon Scanning Method
  • discussions during three international workshops.

Presentation of results

Intermediate results will be presented at the margins of SBSTTA-21, SBSTTA-22 and SBI-2. The discussion paper will be presented at the 14th Conference of the Parties 2018 in Egypt.

1. Workshop

When: 10.12.2017
Montreal / Canada

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2. Workshop

When: 30.06-01.07.2018
Where: Montreal / Canada

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