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This high-level breakfast discussed actions in implementing and operationalizing the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing in a mainstreamed, effective, and practical manner—and how to ensure full ratification of the Protocol by all CBD Parties.
The need to assess and (re)design restoration plans, link them to finance, and upscale implementation was the focus of a side event that explored the seven-year-old Forest Ecosystem Restoration Initiative.
Experts explained how transboundary conservation areas can contribute to the implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, improve international relations and cooperation, while also contributing to peace.
The overall objective of the Knowledge Management for Biodiversity Initiative is to support effective implementation of the global biodiversity framework by fostering effective knowledge management to enable biodiversity planning, policy formulation, decision making and implementation processes.
At the conclusion of an often fractious two-week meeting and after four years of negotiation, parties adopted the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, a historic package of measures that addresses the dangerous loss of biodiversity and the need to restore natural ecosystems and will guide biodiversity policy through 2030.
After six intense days of deliberation, delegates acknowledged that they are still far from agreement on a new global biodiversity framework. A fifth meeting of the Working Group is now likely and, in the view of many participants, necessary.
Delegates prepared the foundations for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, which must adopt the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF) later this year. Work on the GBF progressed slowly so delegates had no choice but to schedule a fourth meeting of the Working Group in Nairobi in June 2022.
Delegates have the task to set the path for a sustainable future by systemizing actions to ensure a transformative change that rebuilds our relationship with nature, and keep momentum alive for adopting an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework when the Conference resumes in 2022.
Countries have until 15 October 2021 to express support for the Ministerial statement that emerged from last week's high-level meeting.
24th Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24)