Draft 1 of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Draft 1 of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Reversing nature decline
On July 12th, the Secretariat of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has released the first draft of a new global biodiversity framework, to guide actions worldwide through 2030, to preserve and protect nature and its essential services to people.

Biodiversity is vital for all life on Earth—but we are losing it at an unprecedented rate.To reverse this dangerous decline, we need a framework to galvanize urgent action by governments & all of society.

We all have a role to play in reversing nature’s dangerous decline: governments, businesses, civil society, indigenous peoples…

The Framework comprises 21 targets and 10 ‘milestones’ proposed for 2030, en route to ‘living in harmony with nature’ by 2050. Key targets include:

• Ensure at least 30% of land and sea areas globally (especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and its contributions to people) are conserved through effective, equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected systems of protected areas (and other effective area-based conservation measures).

• Prevent or reduce the rate of introduction and establishment of invasive alien species by50%,and control or eradicate such species to eliminate or reduce their impacts.

• Reduce nutrients lost to the environment by at least half, pesticides by at least two thirds, and eliminate discharge of plastic waste.

• Use ecosystem-based approaches to contribute to mitigation and adaptation to climate change, contributing at least 10 GtCO2e per year to mitigation; and ensure that all mitigation and adaptation efforts avoid negative impacts on biodiversity.

• Redirect, repurpose, reform or eliminate incentives harmful for biodiversity in a just and equitable way, reducing them by at least $500 billion per year.

• Increase financial resources from all sources by at least  $ 200 billion per year, and increase international financial flows to developing countries by at least $10 billion per year. to developing countries.

The new post-2020 global biodiversity framework will have to answer the question: how to promote a real social and ecological transition by supporting actors of change throughout the next decade, towards 2050, and beyond?Didier Babin, Project Team Leader.

The framework is built upon the recognition that its implementation will be done in partnership with many organizations at the global, national and local levels to leverage ways to build a momentum for success. Its implementation will take a rights-based approach, recognizing the principle of intergenerational equity.

“The draft framework represent an important milestones on the road to COP15 in Kunming, China, where the world is called upon to adopt a powerful global biodiversity agenda that guides our efforts together through the rest of this decade.Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

 More than two years in development, the Framework will undergo further refinement during online negotiations in late summer before being presented for consideration at CBD’s next meeting of its 196 parties at COP-15 (fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD), scheduled for Kunming, China 11-24 October. 

Read the Draft 1.

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