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IIS contributes to different targets of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Post-2020 GBF)

IIS played a major role on the discussion and, mainly, on the scientific foundation of the new Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Post-2020 GBF), defined in the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held in 2022.

In 2019, we hosted the CBD´s Thematic Consultation on Ecosystem Restoration workshop seeking to promote dialogue between the Parties to develop suggestions on possible objectives for the Global Framework. This international event was the starting point for much of the discussion on the agreed targets. Then, through PLANGEA modeling, IIS mapped the priority global areas for ecosystem conservation and restoration, thus supporting the following GBF targets:

  • 1 – addresses the need for spatial planning for conservation and restoration to achieve all spatial targets;
  • 2 – establishes the need for ecological restoration of at least 30% of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems;
  • 3 – defines the need to protect 30% of terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.

In addition, we published two articles (Strassburg et al. 2020 and Leadley et al. 2022) on defining and implementing the agreement targets. The two articles subsidized official technical documents (info documents) for country negotiators. Complementarily, we prepared four policy briefs indicating:

In the pre-COP period, we held an event with Itamaraty, companies and academia to discuss Brazil’s engagement and the role of the private sector, contributing to target 15 (private sector actions). Finally, IIS was represented at the conference in Montreal (Canada) by 3 collaborators:

At the same time, Strassburg and Loyola held bilateral conversations with different important actors in the context of the Conference, such as the co-chairs of the COP15 discussion groups, the Brazilian team of Itamaraty negotiators and the representative of the transition team of the new Brazilian federal government.

We appreciate all the trust placed in us to participate in this important process of defining new biodiversity targets. It’s just the beginning of a new era in our relationship with life on Earth! Access the Post-2020 GBF by clicking the button below:

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