This dialogue was the second one organized between the EU and China
The first discussion was to determine what should national biodiversity commitments look like and how those could be linked to National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAPs).
The participants agreed on key answers on the matter:
- Commitments should be supported by the whole government and at the heads of State level
- Commitments should not be taken only by biodiversity actors
- Commitments made by parties upstream of COP15 may be fine-tuned after COP15
The second topic involved how could non-state commitments contribute to global ambition for biodiversity. The third discussion was a feedback from regional consultations and analysis of the state of play.
Finally, the participants discussed how the Belt and Road Initiative could be an exemplary case of biodiversity mainstreaming. Perceptions of the Belt and Road Initiative and its possible implications on biodiversity.