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 proposed process for the preparation of the post-2020 biodiversity framework was made available to the second meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI).

The SBI, in its recommendation 2/19, requested the Executive Secretary to update, for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting, the proposed preparatory process for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, taking into account the statements made during the second meeting of the SBI, and further views submitted by Parties, other Governments, indigenous peoples and local communities, relevant international organizations, civil society organizations, women’s and youth organizations, private and financial sectors and other stakeholders.

In light of this request any comments as well as any other relevant input, should be sent by e-mail to secretariat@cbd.int by 15 August 2018. The review comments received to date are accessible here.

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.

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.

Background Documents:

Concept Note: Transformational Change for the Biodiversity Agenda

Paper: Exploring Elements for a Transformative Agenda Post-2020

Presentations:

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

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