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Economics and policies for biodiversity: OECD's response

The Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework: Targets, indicators and measurability implications at global and national level

 

2020 marks a critical year for biodiversity. It is when the 2011-2020 Strategic Framework for Biodiversity and its Aichi Targets expire, and the new post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is due to be agreed on at CBD COP15 in October, 2020, in Kunming China. The OECD is actively contributing to this agenda, including via the project The Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework: Targets, indicators and measurability implications at global and national level.

The aim of this project is threefold:
(i) to take stock of the lessons learned from the current 2011-2020 biodiversity framework, as these relate to targets and indicators; 
(ii) to examine options to improve on the measurability of possible new biodiversity (goals and) targets under the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, at both global and national level; and 
(iii) to identify key gaps in the indicator suite, the feasibility of addressing these gaps and the implications of this for creating SMARTer targets in the post-2020 framework.

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Interim paper on targets and indicators

This paper presents the next iteration of the analysis on the OECD project on targets and indicators for the post 2020 global biodiversity framework. It was released in time for the CBD SBSTTA-23 meeting on 25-29 November, 2019 in Montreal, Canada, as INF document CBD/SBSTTA/23/INF/3. This updated version includes possible thematic targets for post-2020 global biodiversity framework and further analysis on the headline indicators (i.e., whereby data is available to enable monitoring of progress across countries in a consistent and comparable way) that are currently available for each of the proposed thematic targets.

 

OECD international expert workshop

As part of this project, the OECD convened an international expert workshop on this issue in February 2019. For more information, visit the workshop website:

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European Union Flag Financial support for this project is also provided by the European Commission.

 

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