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Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

In 2020 the Convention on Biological Diversity will adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework as a stepping stone towards the 2050 Vision of 'Living in harmony with nature'. In its decision 14/34 the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity adopted a comprehensive and participatory process for the preparation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
Find more information here: https://www.cbd.int/conferences/post2020

In light of the opportunities presented in the development of the new framework, the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT, working closely with partners, have submitted two proposals for consideration:

Including Food Systems, Biodiversity, Nutrition and Dietary Health in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Zero Draft

This paper is a joint submission by the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) (the Alliance), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), endorsed by:

  • EAT
  • Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU)
  • Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO)

As outlined in this paper, consideration of the proposed revisions to the Zero Draft can strengthen progress towards achieving the vision and goals of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, while ensuring food and nutrition security for all people is achieved in an inclusive manner. This is based on sustainable, diverse and resilient food production systems that conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and its ecosystem services in agricultural and other managed ecosystems, as well as in natural ecosystems.

If you wish to endorse this proposal, or add comments, please contact: Nicole Demers

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Including Access and Benefit Sharing in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The paper includes proposals for how access and benefit-sharing rules, practices and impacts could be integrated in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. This paper is submitted by:

  • The eleven international agricultural research centers of CGIAR that host international collections of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
  • The Secretariat of International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • The ABS Capacity Development Initiative


It is supported by: 

  • Service Environnement, Climat et Réponses aux Urgences (SECRU)
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries (MAEP), Madagascar

If you wish to endorse this proposal, or add comments, please contact: Nicole Demers

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The Global Biodiversity Goals

The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 was adopted at the tenth meeting of the conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP10) in Nagoya City, Aichi in October 2010. In addition, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (20 individual targets with the target year set at 2015 or 2020) were set and later linked to the Sustainable Development Goals - set in 2015. The Aichi Targets are connected not only to Goal 15, which includes halting the biodiversity loss, but also all of the Goals since the conservation and use of biodiversity is essential to sustainable development.

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Find out more about mainstreaming biodiversity into agricultural sectors

Integrating wild & agrobiodiversity conservation

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Agrobiodiversity Index Report

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Traditional Sri Lankan dishes and vegetables. Credit: Bioversity International/S.Landersz

Biodiversity for food and nutrition

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Mutual implementation of Plant Treaty and Nagoya Protocol

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Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems

The scientific basis for agrobiodiversity’s role in delivering multiple benefits is set out in Bioversity International's open-acces book Mainstreaming Agrobiodiversity in Sustainable Food Systems: Scientific Foundations for an Agrobiodiversity Index.

 

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