The international discussion on a new strategy of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for the decade 2021-2030 began in 2017. In 2020, the 15th Conference of the Parties to the CBD in China was expected to decide about the new strategic framework. WWF Germany was preparing a contribution to this discussion on the new CBD strategy in consultation with experts from different disciplines.
The discussion paper was meant as a concrete input to the negotiations and wanted to provide ideas and proposals relevant for the positioning of different actors, i.a. the government of Germany, which held the EU Presidency in the second half of 2020, other Parties to the CBD or various non-governmental organizations. For the preparation of the discussion paper many different sources and information were included, inter alia:
Intermediate results were presented at the margins of SBSTTA-21, SBSTTA-22 / SBI-2 and CBD COP 14 in Egypt. The results were submitted to the CBD-Secretariat before 15.12.2018.
Where: Montreal / Canada
Where: Sharm El Sheikh / Egypt