The Convention on Biological Diversity Convention About the Convention Introduction Text of the ConventionHistorySustaining Life on EarthStrategic PlanPost-2020UN Decade for BiodiversityInternational Day for Biological DiversityDecisionsProgrammes & Issues Parties List of Parties National Focal PointsStatus of ContributionsCountry Profiles Convention Bodies Introduction Conference of the Parties (COP)Scientific Body (SBSTTA)Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI)Working Group on Article 8(j)Working Group on Protected Areas Convention Protocols Cartagena Protocol Nagoya Protocol Mechanisms for ImplementationStrategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020Further Resources Global Biodiversity Outlook Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 Global Biodiversity Outlook 3Global Biodiversity Outlook 2Global Biodiversity Outlook 1 CBD HandbookInformation Center Convention // GBO Tuesday // 9.15.2020 Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) The second meeting of the Conference of the Parties called for the preparation of a periodic report on biological diversity: the Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO). It suggested that the GBO should provide a summary of the status of biological diversity and an analysis of the steps being taken by the global community to ensure that biodiversity is conserved and used sustainably, and that benefits arising from the use of genetic resources are shared equitably. Four editions of the report have been prepared. The fifth edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-5) is a final report card on progress against the 20 global biodiversity targets agreed in 2010 with a 2020 deadline, and offers lessons learned and best practices for getting on track. Towards a landmark new global post-2020 biodiversity framework: GBO-5 synthesizes scientific basis for urgent action. The fourth edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-4) provides a mid-term assessment of progress towards the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, an issue which will be discussed during COP-12. The third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3) summarizes the latest data on status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions for the future strategy of the Convention. Global Biodiversity Outlook 2 assesses the current status and trends of biodiversity and the key drivers of biodiversity loss. It provides a powerful case for the importance of biodiversity to human well-being. Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) provides a summary of the status of biological diversity and an analysis of the steps being taken by the global community to ensure that biodiversity is conserved and used sustainably, and that benefits arising from the use of genetic resources are shared equitably.