The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework: What is it?
The challenge WE ALL FACE
HOW WILL THE GBF GALVANIZE ACTION TO HALT & REVERSE BIODIVERSITY LOSS?
On the 19th of December 2022, 195 countries adopted the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. Our project has already started to work with countries and stakeholders to kick start transformative actions for its prompt implementation.
PURPOSE AND MISSION OF THE FRAMEWORK
The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework aims to catalyze, enable and galvanize urgent and transformative action by Governments, and subnational and local authorities, with the involvement of all of society, to halt and reverse biodiversity loss.
Its mission towards 2030 is to put nature on a path to recovery for the benefit of people and planet by conserving and sustainably using biodiversity and ensuring the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the use of genetic resources, while providing the necessary means of implementation.
Goals and Targets
The framework consists of 4 goals related to: A) Healthy ecosystems and species abundance and diversity; B) Sustainable use of biodiversity; C) Fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the use of genetic resources and protection and use of traditional knowledge; and D) Adequate means of implementation including financial resources, capacity-building, technical and scientific cooperation and access to and transfer of technology.
To reach these goals, 23 targets define ambition on various issues, such as spatial planning, restoration, conservation, pollution and climate change, sustainable production and consumption. Other targets deal with topics such as urban planning, mainstreaming, sustainable business practices, biodiversity harmful incentives, financial resources, capacity-building, inclusive governance and gender equality.
You can check the GBF text here.
Achieving the ambitions of the GBF requires transformative change. Embedding six key principles at the heart
of the GBF provides the concrete means to trigger transformative action for all
levels of government and across the whole of society. Read our publication now to learn why transformative change is crucial to achieve the goals of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework by 2030.
This is funded by the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the Post 2020 Biodiversity Framework-EU Support project and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.