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Biodiversity for Sustainable Development


The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represents an historic agreement among Member States of the United Nations for people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. Its 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) are to be achieved by the year 2030.

Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are a foundation for sustainable development, and thus play a key role in supporting the achievement of all 17 SDGs, including and beyond SDGs 14 and 15 which address life below water and life on land.

Explore the SDG-Biodiversity Toolbox to learn more about the important role that biodiversity plays in sustainable development and achieving the SDGs.

What's New
Biodiversity Guidance for Voluntary National Reviews to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

Featured Report
Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – Technical Note

Featured Tool
The SDG-Biodiversity Toolbox

Support

Revision of these webpages was made possible with financial support provided by the European Union. Earlier content relating to the Biodiversity for Development Initiative was supported by the governments of France and Germany.

Publications

Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

“Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” is a joint publication by SCBD, UNDP, UNEP, FAO and the World Bank, launched on the occasion of the High Level Segment of COP 13 on 2 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. The document highlights how the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The publication comprises two editions:
  • Technical Note: provides detailed mapping of the linkages between the SDGs and the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets. (English | العربية | Español | Français )

  • Policy Brief: presents illustrative examples from countries on how biodiversity can contribute to the most directly related SDGs.

Biodiversity Guidance for Preparing Voluntary National Reviews

A guidance document was prepared by the Secretariat of the CBD to assist parties to the convention with reflecting the important cross-cutting role of biodiversity in their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) presented to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. This was undertaken with financial support provided by the European Union. For more information visit the CBD website on VNRs.

Newsletters and Technical Series

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  • United Nations Environment Programme