Coral reefs, SDGs and the post-2020 biodiversity framework


The Convention on Biological Diversity is running consultations for the new ‘Global Biodiversity Framework’ for 2021-2030, under the umbrella of its Vision for 2050, “living in harmony with nature”. CORDIO is contributing to this ‘post-2020‘ process with two primary inputs based on the experience of coral reefs as a flagship ecosystem, and the Sustainable Development Goals as an organizing framework. These documents are submitted to the post-2020 process at this page on the CBD website.

CORDIO is participating in this process through a number of channels, listed below. Our contributions are contained in the tabs at right.

> as a participating organization in the Open Ended Working Group discussions, including:

> in Nairobi in August 2019, at the 1st meeting of the OEWG

> through a marine thematic focus in Montreal on 13-15 November 2019 and onward into 2020. See this blog post.

> in Rome in February 2020, at the 2nd meeting of the OEWG, read this article in relation to this.

> as a member of the International Coral Reef Initiative and its ad-hoc working group proposing a coral reef target for the post-2020 process.

> through IUCN’s Species Survival Commission and its discussions on species targets for the post-2020 process.