Biodiv Sci ›› 2020, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (2): 238-243.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2019363

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Progress and prospects of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Geng Yijia,Tian Yu,Li Junsheng,Xu Jing()   

  1. Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, Beijing 100012
  • Received:2019-11-20 Accepted:2019-12-18 Online:2020-02-20 Published:2019-12-25
  • Contact: Xu Jing


The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is one of the main focuses of current negotiations for the Convention on Biological Diversity. This paper outlines the background of the “Framework,” introduces the OEWG-1 negotiation process, comprehensively analyzes the views of the Parties in the relevant consultation processes, introduces the current consensuses and differences of the Parties on the various elements of the “Framework,” assesses the progress of the “Framework,” and puts forward four suggestions on the design of the “Framework”. These suggestions include: (1) Clarify the specific implementation path of transformational change; (2) Balance the three major objectives of the CBD; (3) Strengthen collaboration with other global governance processes; (4) Strengthen the “Framework” assessment and review of global and the Parties' progress in compliance. Finally, we put forward suggestions for China: (1) Update the domestic NBSAP in a timely manner; (2) Strengthen the coordination of domestic biodiversity work; (3) Continue to strengthen the ecological environmental law enforcement and responsibility mechanism. These recommendations provide a reference for the Parties to better participate in the “Framework” development process and gain insight into the framework and its progress in order to provide useful feedback for the formulation of the “Framework.”

Key words: sustainable development, Convention on Biological Diversity, COP15, Post-2020 Global