The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was signed 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit by 150 government leaders to promote sustainable development. The CBD recognizes biodiversity as a central aspect of life regarding food security, medicines, fresh air and water, shelter, and a clean and healthy environment. Every two years the CBD gathers with the Parties in order to create practical tools, examine targets and develop strategies at global level.
The Strategic Biodiversity Plan 2011-2020 including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets were not sufficiently implemented. The agenda of the next CBD, supposed to take place in China in 2020 and postponed to 2021 due to the Corona virus pandemics, will include the development of a post-2020 biodiversity framework, which shall provide the Parties with a political basis for decisions relevant to the human and economic safety for the future years. These political base at global level will have prospectively influence at all national levels.
A call for businesses – biodiversity commitments
The CBD encourages, among all societal groups, business actors to participate actively to shape the post-2020 framework by submitting a voluntary biodiversity commitment.
Every business can take part! Small, medium and large companies as well as business associations and networks of all sectors are invited to contribute to the international process. With their commitments businesses can tangibly contribute to a better and more sustainable uses of biological diversity.
A biodiversity commitment to support the post-2020 framework can include:
mainstreaming of biodiversity within intersectoral networks
nature based solutions
synergies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
projects fort he protection and restoration of ecosystems
and much more…
Don’t´miss the chance to contribute to the post-2020 biodiversity framework!
If your business is based and operates in Germany, submit your biodiversity commitment here.