Preparations for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2020 is expected to update the Convention’s strategic plan. This would be done in the context of the 2050 Vision of the current Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 as well the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other relevant international processes, and in the light of an assessment of progress in achieving the goals and Aichi Biodiversity Targets of the current plan as well as of future scenarios of change.

Call for Inputs

The thirteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties requested the Executive Secretary to prepare, in consultation with the Bureau and for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its second meeting, a proposal for a comprehensive and participatory preparatory process and timetable for the follow-up to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (decision XIII/1, para. 34). In response to this decision, a draft document on proposals for a comprehensive and participatory process for the preparation of the post-2020 biodiversity framework had been made available for peer review. Comments, making use of the review template, as well as any other relevant input, should be sent by e-mail to secretariat@cbd.int no later than 8 January 2018.

The draft document draws on the comments received in response to notification 2017-052. Following the peer review process the document will be revised and made available for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation during its second meeting.

Other Relevant Information

Documentation previously issued related to the development of the post 2020 global biodiversity framework is listed below

  • The note Approaches for the Preparation of the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework provides an overview of some of the issues to be taken into account to facilitate initial comments and inputs from Parties and observers.
  • The preparatory process for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 is summarized in the consultation note prepared by the Secretariat at that time. The document includes a list of inputs from Parties and others, which are also summarized in a note available here.
  • Further information and resources on the process are available on the website.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme