First Draft of Global Biodiversity Framework Identifies Four Goals for 2050
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has published the first draft of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
This first draft will adopt a framework as a stepping stone towards the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”, and will undergo further refinement and negotiation before consideration at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15 meeting of 196 Parties in Kunming, China.
The draft highlights the 2050 vision and 2030 mission:
“By 2050, biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and wisely used, maintaining ecosystem services, sustaining a healthy planet and delivering benefits essential for all people.”
The framework has four long-term goals related to the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity. These goals are:
- Enhanced integrity of all ecosystems;
- Valuing, maintaining or enhancing Nature’s contributions to people through conservation and sustainable use;
- Fair and equitable sharing of the benefits from the utilization of genetic resources; and
- Closing the gap between available financial and other means of implementation, and those necessary to achieve the 2050 Vision.
In the period to 2030, the framework identifies 21 targets for “urgent action across society to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ensure the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the use of genetics resources, to put biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030 for the benefit of planet and people.”