Publication - Progress report

Scottish Biodiversity Strategy: report to Parliament 2017 to 2019

The fifth report detailing progress on the implementation of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy, covering the period 2017 to 2019, as required under the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004.

63 page PDF

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63 page PDF

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Contents
Scottish Biodiversity Strategy: report to Parliament 2017 to 2019
Annex 1 - Links between Aichi Targets and the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy 2020 Challenge Outcomes

63 page PDF

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Annex 1 - Links between Aichi Targets and the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy 2020 Challenge Outcomes

CBD Strategic Goal

Aichi Target (summary)

SBS Outcome/ key step

A. Addressing the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society

1 People are aware of the values of biodiversity what they can do.

Ch. 1 Key step 2 & 3
Ch. 3 Key steps 1,4 & 5
Ch. 4 Key step 5
Ch. 5 Key step 7
Ch. 7 Key step 2 & 3

2 Biodiversity values have been integrated into national and local development and planning processes and are being incorporated into national accounting.

Ch. 2 Outcome
Ch. 2. Key step - 1

3 By 2020, at the latest, incentives, including subsidies, harmful to biodiversity are eliminated, phased out or reformed in order to minimize or avoid negative impacts, and positive incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are developed and applied, consistent and in harmony with the Convention and other relevant international obligations, taking into account national socio-economic conditions.

Ch. 1 Key step 1, 3 & 4
Ch. 2 Key step 2 & 3
Ch. 5 Key step 2 & 3
Ch. 6 Key step 1 & 5

4 By 2020, at the latest, Governments, business and stakeholders at all levels have taken steps to achieve or have implemented plans for sustainable production and consumption and have kept the impacts of use of natural resources well within safe ecological limits.

Ch. 1 Outcome
Ch. 2 Outcome
Ch. 2 Key step 1
Ch. 3 Key step 5
Ch. 5 Outcome
Ch. 5 Key step 1

5 By 2020, the rate of loss of all natural habitats, including forests, is at least halved and where feasible brought close to zero, and degradation and fragmentation is significantly reduced.

Ch. 1 Outcome
Ch. 1 Key step 2
Ch. 2 – Key step 3
Ch. 7 Key step 4

6 By 2020 all fish and invertebrate stocks and aquatic plants are managed and harvested sustainably, legally and apply ecosystem based approaches, so that overfishing is avoided, recovery plans and measures are in place for all depleted species, fisheries have no significant adverse impacts on threatened species and vulnerable ecosystems and the impacts of fisheries on stocks, species and ecosystems are within safe ecological limits.

Ch. 6 Outcome
Ch. 6 Key step 5

B. Reduce the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote sustainable use

7 By 2020 areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity.

Ch. 5 Outcome
Ch. 5 Key step 1, 2 & 3

8 By 2020, pollution, including from excess nutrients, has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity.

Ch. 1 Outcome
Ch. 1 Key step 1, 3 & 4
Ch. 5 Outcome
Ch. 5 key step 3
Ch. 6 Key step 8

9 By 2020, invasive non-native species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction and establishment.

Ch. 5 Outcome
Ch. 6 Key step 6

10 By 2015, the multiple anthropogenic pressures on coral reefs, and other vulnerable ecosystems impacted by climate change or ocean acidification are minimized, so as to maintain their integrity and functioning.

Ch. 2 Key step 3
Ch. 4 Key step 2
Ch. 5 Key step 6
Ch. 6 Key step 2,3,4 & 8

C. To improve the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity

11 By 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected systems of protected areas and there are effective area-based conservation measures, and integrated into the wider landscapes and seascapes.

Ch. 1 Outcome
Ch. 2 Outcome
Ch. 4 Outcome
Ch. 4 Key step 3
Ch. 6 Key step 7

12 By 2020 the extinction of known threatened species has been prevented and their conservation status, particularly of those most in decline, has been improved and sustained.

Ch. 4 Outcome
Ch. 4 Key step 3
Ch. 6 Outcome
Ch. 6 Key step 7

13 By 2020, the genetic diversity of cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and of wild relatives, including other socio-economically as well as culturally valuable species, is maintained, and strategies have been developed and implemented for minimizing genetic erosion and safeguarding their genetic diversity.

Ch. 4 Key step 4
Ch. 5 Key step 2 & 3

D. Enhance the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystems

14 By 2020, ecosystems that provide essential services, including services related to water, and contribute to health, livelihoods and well-being, are restored and safeguarded, taking into account the needs of women, indigenous and local communities, and the poor and vulnerable.

Ch. 1 Key step 4
Ch. 4 Key step 1
Ch. 5 Key step 5

15 By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks has been enhanced, through conservation and restoration, including restoration of at least 15 per cent of degraded ecosystems, thereby contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation and to combating desertification.

Ch. 1 Outcome
Ch. 2 Key step 3
Ch. 4 Outcome
Ch. 5 Outcome
Ch. 6 Outcome

16 By 2015, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization is in force and operational, consistent with national legislation.

Ch. 1 Key step 1, 3 & 4

E. Enhance implementation through planning, knowledge management and capacity building

17 By 2015 each Party has developed, adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated national biodiversity strategy and action plan.

2020 Challenge for Scotland's Biodiversity

18 By 2020, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and their customary use of biological resources, are respected, subject to national legislation and relevant international obligations, and fully integrated and reflected in the implementation of the Convention with the full and effective participation of indigenous and local communities, at all relevant levels

Ch. 1 Key step 4
Ch. 3 Key step 4
Ch. 4 Key step 4
Ch. 5 Outcome

19 By 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied.

Ch. 1 key step 3 & 4
Ch. 7 Key step 1 & 4

20 By 2020, at the latest, the mobilization of financial resources for effectively implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 from all sources, and in accordance with the consolidated and agreed process in the Strategy for Resource Mobilization should increase substantially from the current levels. This target will be subject to changes contingent to resource needs assessments to be developed and reported by Parties.

Ch. 5 Key step 2
Ch. 6 Key step 5


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