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Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

As the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020 comes to an end, IUCN actively supports the development of what needs to be an ambitious new global biodiversity framework.

Post-2020 Aichi illustration Photo: IUCN/Victoria Romero

IUCN's views on the preparation, scope and content of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Despite the commitments made by governments in 2010 to take effective and urgent action to halt the loss of biodiversity to ensure resilient ecosystems by 2020, much remains to be done still.

In 2016, IUCN Members adopted Resolution 6.096 Safeguarding space for nature and securing our future: developing a post 2020 strategy inviting Parties to the CBD and other stakeholders to initiate a process towards the development of an ambitious post-2020 strategy that would contribute to the achievement of the SDGs, and support the Rio Conventions as well as other biodiversity-related conventions.

Since then, IUCN has been involved in the preparations for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, providing its views on the process, the scope and content. 

IUCN's latest position paper and other contributions to the process can be found in our dedicated post-2020 resources section.

Preparatory meetings and related events

IUCN has also convened and participated in expert meetings to provide technical inputs to ensure that the development and implementation of post-2020 framework can deliver the 2050 Vision for biodiversity, "Living in harmony with nature". 

With 18 months to go until the adoption of the follow-up to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, in addition to the regular intersessional meetings and negotiating sessions, many more events will take place which will help shape the final outcome document, including IUCN's World Conservation Congress in June 2020. 

A detailed timeline of events and milestones in the process provides more information and useful links. 





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