In order to implement the post-2020 goals and targets, mainstreaming biodiversity in other sectors will be key. The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is being developed with the aim of being “a framework for all”, that will then serve as a reference to guide implementation in other realms of governance. This must translate into a closer work with institutions and processes, at the international, national and sub-national levels, that address specific sectors (agriculture, fisheries, forestry, energy, transport, etc.), and stronger collaboration with key actors involved in implementation (industry, trade, finance, etc.).
In this context, the Agenda 2030 and its own institutions and dynamics (e.g., the High Level Political Forum and its reform process), will also be critical to anchor the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework in broader transformative discussions and help influence the implementation of public and private sectoral policies in support of achieving biodiversity goals and targets alongside other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ahead of CBD SBI-3 discussions on “Mainstreaming of biodiversity within and across sectors and other strategic actions to enhance implementation” and the long-term approach to mainstreaming biodiversity developed by the Informal Advisory Group on Mainstreaming of Biodiversity (IAG decision 14/3), informal discussions can help identify potential next steps to support the mainstreaming agenda.