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Biodiversity for Development

Biodiversity for Development Initiative

To learn about CBD’s Biodiversity for Development Initiative, please visit Background, COP Decisions and Objectives and Activities.

Relevant Documents


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 | Espagnol | Français )

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


Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Development and the SDGs: sharing and developing workable solutions

11 December 2016, Cancun, Mexico

On the occasion of COP13, UNEP-WCMC, IIED and SCBD hosted a one-day event to promote the sharing of experiences in mainstreaming biodiversity and SDGs into national and sectoral development plans and processes.

For more information, please visit here.

Past Events & Archives

For archives and past events, please visit here.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme