The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15), to take place in Kunming, China will not just bring together countries to adopt an ambitious Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. All stakeholders will take part in this turning point for biodiversity, and will together, open a path to achieve the CBD’s 2050 Vision of “Living in Harmony with Nature. Among them, the private sector has a particular role to play, and its contributions will shape the implementation of post-2020 decisions, from all sectors of society and the economy. Business for Nature coalition, who already released a call to action for Nature, will be bringing the voices of its members and the private sector for an ambitious and comprehensive Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
In August 2020, the CBD published an updated draft of the Post-2020 framework. Business for Nature is in the process of developing its own position on this updated draft. Through this consultation, the coalition seeks to receive a wide range of inputs and views to make sure said position is credible, robust, and grounded in business. This consultation builds on the high-level policy recommendations Business for Nature released in January 2020.
Background on the role of the private sector as regards to biodiversity the CBD
Businesses can learn more about the CBD, what is being negotiated under it and why it is relevant to them by reading Business for Nature’s CBD Guide for Businesses.
To understand the economic importance of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, check out our publication “No business on a dead planet: why adopting an ambitious Post-2020 Framework makes economic sense”.
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