The two-part event, moderated by experts from the French Institute of Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), offered a space for discussions on concrete policy paths for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, in view of upcoming negotiations at SBSTTA, SBI and OEWG, and highlighted how, from Action Target 1 of the Post-2020 GBF, spatial planning should be considered a key tool to reach global goals for biodiversity.
Participants exchanged with experts and peers on the main milestones, challenges and solutions related to the design and implementation of integrated spatial planning policies, and how a global effort on them would represent a key step in ensuring a transformative post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
It also allowed attendees to openly share views in an informal way, with a view to enabling common ground prior to the many rounds of negotiation to be held in 2021.
This workshop was be part of a series of events opening a space for informal discussions enabling the main stakeholders to the CBD to share information and best practices, and to develop their positions regarding key topics of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The findings will be summarised in a publication under the “Towards Post-2020 #” series and an in-depth study on integrated spatial planning written by IDDRI experts.