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2020 will be a critical year for biodiversity. The current Strategic Plan and UN Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020 will come to an end, and a new strategy is anticipated to be agreed at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 15th Conference of the Parties in Beijing.

By helping the international biodiversity community to navigate the complex array of meetings and other events and outputs, the timeline tool will allow efforts to be more coordinated and coherent, reduce duplication of effort, and support the best possible planning process towards a post-2020 biodiversity strategy.

The 2020 Biodiversity Strategic Planning Timeline tool will provide an online, chronological reference of these events and their outputs. Users can filter events and meetings by organiser, category or the relation to the core post-2020 process of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

UNEP-WCMC and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity have launched the 2020 Biodiversity Strategic Planning Timeline tool – an interactive timeline of initiatives and milestones leading up to the development of a post-2020 strategy for biodiversity.

MONTREAL, July 12 (Xinhua) — The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat on Monday released the first official draft of a new Global Biodiversity Framework to guide actions worldwide through 2030 to preserve and protect nature.

Biodiversity and its benefits are fundamental to human well-being and a healthy planet. Despite ongoing efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating worldwide and this decline is projected to continue or worsen under business-as-usual scenarios, according to the news release by the CBD Secretariat.

The framework includes 21 targets, such as reducing nutrients lost to the environment by at least half, and pesticides by at least two thirds, and eliminating the discharge of plastic waste; redirecting, repurposing, reforming or eliminating incentives harmful for biodiversity, in a just and equitable way, reducing them by at least 500 billion U.S. dollars per year; and increasing 200 billion U.S. dollars in international financial flows from all sources to developing countries.

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The framework will undergo further refinement during online negotiations in late summer before being presented for consideration at CBD’s next meeting of its 196 parties at COP-15 (15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD), scheduled for Kunming, China in October. Enditem