The new global biodiversity framework proposes four actions to achieve the goal of “living in harmony with nature” by 2050, a vision adopted by the 196 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2010. Each of the four goals has between two and three milestones, in total. 10 milestones to be reached by 2030.
The framework also lists 21 “practical targets” for 2030, addressing reducing threats to biodiversity, meeting people’s needs through sustainable use and benefit-sharing, and tools and solutions for implementation and mainstreaming.
The second part of the COP15 Conference in Montreal
In view of the end of the global framework for biological diversity for the period between 2011 and 2020, the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity announced, in the middle of last year, the first official draft of the new global framework until 2030, and it was scheduled to be adopted during the COP-15 conference in China, in October 2021 However, the adoption of the new global framework has been postponed for the second part of the Conference of the Parties, which will be held this December in Montreal, Canada.
The COP-15 Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity was supposed to be held in Kunming, China in 2020, but it was postponed due to the Corona pandemic, and the conference was later divided into two parts. The first was successfully held in Kunming during October of last year. Where the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, and the leaders of 8 countries, including President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, in addition to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, made online interventions, to reinforce their commitment to addressing the biodiversity crisis.
The first part of the COP included the Chinese president’s announcement that his country will invest 1.5 billion yuan, equivalent to 230 million US dollars, to establish the “Kunming Biodiversity Fund”, thus providing a solid basis for the second part of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15 part 2). , which will be held from December 7 to 19 in Montreal, Canada, under the chairmanship of China.