The 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) will be held in Kunming, China in October 2021. The aim of the meeting is to formulate and adopt an ambitious post- 2020 global biodiversity framework, which will be a milestone for global biodiversity conservation. This framework (GBF) should be based on the considerable body of knowledge, discussions and negotiations accumulated over the previous decade that has demonstrated an urgent need to reverse the current loss of biodiversity and ecosystem destruction. The 2021 to 2030 period is essential to set global efforts on a track robust enough to see turning points by 2030, restoration of many natural ecosystems during this decade and the next. The hope is to realize the vision of “living in harmony with nature” by 2050. The challenges are immense on these matters, but in China and many other countries innovation and cooperation extending across sectors, and synergies is shedding light on the opportunity of achieving green, low-carbon, fair and sustainable development.
Since 2018 this Special Policy Study (SPS) has been actively undertaking research on some key matters that might be incorporated into the new post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) and political momentum, and mechanisms to build a solid basis for its support and early action. At the same time, we have highlighted some of the innovations China is undertaking, especially those drawing international attention such as ecological redlining. Our previous recommendations have been presented to CCICED Annual General Meetings (AGM) in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Task Force: Global Governance and Ecological Civilization Topic: Ecosystems and Biodiversity Conservation Year: 2021 Phase: Phase VI (2017-2021) Active
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