In 2020, the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in China is expected to decide about the CBD’s new strategic framework. WWF Germany is preparing a contribution to this discussion in consultation with experts from different disciplines. In that context, a range of stakeholders met in Montreal for a one-day workshop immediately prior to the 21st meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice.
The workshop focused on the vision, mission and five strategic goals of the current Strategic Plan 2011-2020 and asked the following two key questions:
- Should the vision, mission and strategic goals be maintained, adjusted, or replaced?
- Do we need additional strategic goals until 2030 to better link to the SDGs?
Among other things, Natural Justice urged more reference of ‘rights-based approaches’ and suggested a separate Target under the 2030 framework to reflect the focus of SDG 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
The outcomes will be communicated in a side event (Monday 11 at 6:15pm) and a follow up meeting will be held at SBSTTA-22 (July 2018).