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.

Moreover, in Cancun, 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).

Call for Inputs

Through notification 2017-052 Parties, other Governments, relevant organizations and indigenous peoples and local communities are invited to provide comments and inputs to this process by 15 September 2017 by e-mail to

Information Note

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.

Other Relevant Information

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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