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#COFIDialogues | What does the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework mean for fisheries and aquaculture?


The Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are negotiating the text of a new 10-year working framework for biodiversity conservation, as a stepping stone towards the 2050 vision of "living in harmony with nature".

This framework, known as the "Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework", will set in place a series of biodiversity goals and action targets for Members’ response. Taken together, post-2020 targets for aquatic species and ecosystems will spell out exactly the biodiversity mainstreaming standards expected of fisheries and aquaculture.

In this event, FAO Members, the CBD Secretariat and fisheries authorities will form a panel of speakers to describe their thinking of: i) problems and achievements under the CBD’s previous biodiversity framework (2011-2020); ii) challenges and opportunities within the upcoming Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, and iii) each’s most ardent wish for progress, that they feel is within reach.

The aim of the side event is to ensure Members take back a clear understanding of what we have learnt and what can be achieved through engagement in the spirit and on-ground delivery of such a high level multilateral environmental agreement — and how to align the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework with the aim of mainstreaming biodiversity in fisheries and aquaculture.