The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat has released the first official draft of a new global biodiversity framework to guide actions worldwide through 2030 to preserve and protect nature and its essential services to people.


The framework includes 21 targets for 2030 that call for, among other things:

The draft framework proposes four goals to achieve, by 2050, humanity “living in harmony with nature,” a vision adopted by the CBD’s 196 member parties in 2010. The four goals each have 2-3 broad milestones to be reached by 2030 (10 milestones in all).


The framework then lists 21 associated “action targets” for 2030 which address reducing threats to biodiversity, meeting people’s needs through sustainable use and benefit-sharing, and tools and solutions for implementation and mainstreaming.

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