As the Strategic Plan of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its 20 Aichi-Targets will terminate in 2020 the CBD has already started processes to develop a post-2020 biodiversity framework. The Institute for Biodiversity Network (ibn) on behalf of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation analyzed the structure and content of recent strategic plan and its targets and on this basis developed concrete and realistic proposals for the further development of the strategic plan or a new target system. The aim of the workshop with stakeholders and experts from science, NGOs and civil society at the European level is to discuss these proposals. The workshop will focus on the following questions:
• Are the Aichi-Targets still relevant for a post-2020 biodiversity framework?
• Which targets need to be updated/changed/rephrased?
• Which new topics should be taken up by a post-2020 biodiversity framework?
The results of this discussion will be integrated into the project study and will serve to prepare for further negotiations, including SBSTTA and SBI meetings. Other European initiatives on the post-2020 biodiversity framework will also be presented during the workshop.