Next Steps for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

17 November 2021

While a lot of attention has gone to climate talks at the end of 2021, countries are also negotiating biodiversity targets.

In the face of unprecedented biodiversity loss and amid a global pandemic, countries are negotiating new targets to halt ecosystem decline by 2030 and shift into biodiversity restoration by 2050. The new goals—called the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework—are far from settled. Earth Negotiations Bulletin writer and editor Wanja Nyingi explains where progress is being made, where parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity are diverging, and what to expect when talks shift into a higher gear in January 2022 for an in-person meeting in Geneva.

Read our summary of the Third Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to dig deeper into the negotiations.