2020 marks a critical year for biodiversity. It is when the 2011-2020 Strategic Framework for Biodiversity and its Aichi Targets expire. Discussions are now underway on the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which is due to be agreed on at CBD COP15 in May, 2021, 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:
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.
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:
Financial support for this project is also provided by the European Commission.