Briefing note – Mountains in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework


This briefing note was produced by the United Nations Environment Programme in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, the Mountain Partnership Secretariat, the Mountain Research Initiative, the Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment and GRID-Arendal. It highlights indicators (with a focus on headline indicators) that are considered key for monitoring and safeguarding mountain biodiversity. The note is based on a previously compiled “set of indicators considered important to safeguard mountain biodiversity”, which was produced to inform the virtual SBSTTA-24 meeting in May/June 2021.

Hence, the briefing note provides background information to support the upcoming negotiations with the goal to foster a high acknowledgement of mountain biodiversity and related indicators in the Monitoring Framework of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

Furthermore, it emphasizes the importance of cooperation among all relevant conventions, organizations and initiatives to achieve the objectives of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, by showcasing the example of the trilateral Memorandum of Cooperation between the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Alpine Convention and the Carpathian Convention, which is currently being updated in the light of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework implementation.

Author United Nations Environment Programme, Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, Secretariat of the Alpine Convention, Mountain Partnership Secretariat, Mountain Research Initiative, Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment, GRID-Arendal
Publication year 2021
Language English

Themes: Biodiversity

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