The Bogis-Bossey Dialogues
Like the current Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, the post-2020 global biodiversity framework is expected to provide a framework or "New Deal for Nature" for the entire international community to address the challenge of biodiversity and ecosystems loss and to ensure that the solutions and benefits nature provides are integrated in systemic, inclusive, and transformative actions to benefit human well-being, the economy, and the planet.
With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals, and decisions of the Conference of the Parties, the Convention has recognized that leading to 2020 and beyond requires urgent transformational change in the approaches taken to safeguard, restore, and invest in biodiversity. This urgency includes changes in behaviour at the levels of producers and consumers, governments and businesses; a deeper understanding, based on scientific evidence, of the factors, motivations and levers that can facilitate such transformational change; and innovation in the means of implementation.
As part of the participatory roadmap for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, the Secretariat of the Convention has convened a series of dialogues to kick‐start a transformational process that will contribute to a bold post‐2020 global biodiversity framework. The dialogues aim to bring together experts from a variety of disciplines, and have had a focus on systems‐thinking and systems transition, to deliver thoughtful and innovative input into efforts to advance implementation of the Biodiversity Convention and the design of the post‐2020 global biodiversity framework. They also aim to identify the system‐level transformations necessary to achieve a bold shared vision and to effect impactful change at all levels.
With the kind support from the Government of Switzerland, two dialogues have taken place: The first Bogis-Bossey Dialogue for Biodiversity Transformation took place in Bogis-Bossey, Switzerland from 12-14 November 2017. The second Bogis-Bossey Dialogue for Biodiversity took place in Chexbres, Switzerland from 4-6 March 2018. The complete documents and presentations of those meetings can be found in the following links:
First Bogis-Bossey Dialogue for Biodiversity Transformation
An executive summary
of the report of the first Bogis-Bossey Dialogue for Biodiversity was made available to the twenty first meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice.
Second Bogis-Bossey Dialogue for Biodiversity Transformation
An executive summary
of the report of the second Bogis-Bossey Dialogue for Biodiversity was made available as an information document to the twenty second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body of Implementation.
Seminar on Transformational Change for the Biodiversity Agenda
Building on the participatory road map for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the momentum and outputs of the first and second Bogis-Bossey Dialogues on Transformative Change for Biodiversity, the Secretariat of the CBD convened a half-day seminar on the 8 July 2018, in Montreal, at the margins of the twenty second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice and the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation. Notification 2018-43
issued on 26 April 2018, invited Parties and observers to register for the seminar. The seminar provided an opportunity for a wider group of participants from all Parties and observers to provide and share insights on transformational change for biodiversity in the lead-up to 2020 and preparation for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Concept Note: Transformational Change for the Biodiversity Agenda
Paper: Exploring Elements for a Transformative Agenda Post-2020
Cristiana Paşca Palmer: Transformational Change for the Biodiversity Agenda
Derk Loorbach: Mainstreaming (or) Transformation? Biodiversity in transition
Dominic Waughray: The Landscape of Global Risks and Global Opportunities: Transforming the Biodiversity Agenda in a Changing Global Context