Science-based solution offered to protect biodiversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) subsidiary body on science suggested elements of the science base that will be used at next year’s biennial UN Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China that will include discussions on an ambitious, transformative and effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Some 673 delegates representing 118 countries recently convened in Montreal for the 23rd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific,Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-23).
“The results of SBSTTA-23 illustrated the critical role this scientific body of the Convention plays in ensuring that all work under it is underpinned by sound science,” said Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Acting Executive Secretary.
“To that end, Parties have identified key elements of the scientific base for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. While much work remains to be done, we are well on our way to achieve a framework that is both ambitious and effective,” she added.
In late 2020, the 196 Parties to the Convention will adopt the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
This global agreement will offer an unparalleled opportunity to advance progress on the conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of biodiversity, while strengthening interlinkages between biodiversity, climate change and sustainable development agendas.
Development of this framework is based on an open and transparent consultative process, engaging all Parties and stakeholders in a meaningful and integrated manner.
The process is informed by best available science and evidence base learning also from relevant global and other assessments.