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Updated Zero Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

This August 2020 update of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework draft has reworded targets and updated language, based on seven months of extensive consultations and input from around the world.

The updated zero draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework takes into account the outcomes of the second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity, which took place in February 2020, as well as the submissions received since.This draft will be further updated to take into account the outcomes of the twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and the third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation as well as the advice from thematic consultations and issued as Draft One, six weeks prior to the third meeting of the Working Group.

Theory of Change of the Framework

The post-2020 global biodiversity framework builds on the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and sets out an ambitious plan to implement broad-based action to bring about a transformation in society’s relationship with biodiversity and to ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled. The framework aims to galvanize urgent and transformative action by governments and all of society, including indigenous peoples and local communities, civil society and businesses, to achieve the outcomes it sets out in its vision, mission, goals and targets, and thereby contribute to the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity and other biodiversity related multilateral agreements, processes and instruments.

The framework’s theory of change assumes that transformative actions are taken to: 

         (a) put in place tools and solutions for implementation and mainstreaming,

         (b) reduce the threats to biodiversity, and

         (c) ensure that biodiversity is used sustainably in order to meet people’s needs and that these actions are supported by

                  (i) enabling conditions, and

                  (ii) adequate means of implementation, including financial resources, capacity and technology. 

Theory of change for the global biodiversity framework

The theory of change is complementary to and supportive of, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It also takes into account the long-term strategies and targets of other multilateral environment agreements, including the biodiversity-related and Rio conventions, to ensure synergistic delivery of benefits from all the agreements for the planet and people.


More information:

Updated Zero Draft

Post 2020 Documents

Special Virtual Sessions, in Preparation for SBSTTA-24 and SBI-3