The workshop gathered around 30 participants from various backgrounds: experts, CBD national focal points, private sector representatives, civil society and high officials from international organizations (EU, World Bank, UNDP, AFD Facility…).
Sustainable production and consumption will be a defining topic in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. From the CBD perspective of mainstreaming biodiversity in and across sectors, to growing calls from Parties to align the post-2020 global biodiversity framework with the Sustainable Development Goals (most notably SDG12), sustainable production and consumption is an area for ambitious and SMART commitments at COP15 and beyond.
The Sustainability Science workshop cycle, facilitated by the French Research Institute on Development (IRD), aimed at developing a work programme and methodology in an SDGs perspective, tailored to the needs of francophone African countries.
Those workshops bring actors from the scientific, decision-making and user communities, and the local, national, regional and international levels in defining ways for science to be translated into actionable tools for the SDGs and for understanding interactions between goals, targets and indicators.