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Edinburgh Declaration on post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Published: 31 Aug 2020
Last updated: 29 Jun 2021 - see all updates

Setting out the aspirations and commitments of the Scottish Government, Edinburgh Process partners, and the wider subnational constituency of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in delivering for nature over the coming decade.

Edinburgh Declaration on post-2020 global biodiversity framework
Current signatories

Additional signatories to the Edinburgh Declaration are shown below and will be updated on a rolling basis, up to COP15.  Please check back regularly. 

Please refer to the ‘How to sign’ page for further instructions about signing the Declaration. 

Subnational, city and local authorities

Name

Position

Organisation

Date Signed

Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform

Scottish Government

31 August 2020

Ms Lesley Griffiths AS/MS

Gweinidog yr Amgylchedd, Ynni a Materion Gwledig / Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs

Welsh Government

31 August 2020

Mr Ashok Sridharan

President

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

31 August 2020

Ms Cheryl Jones Fur

Deputy Lord Mayor of Växjö, Sweden

On behalf of ICLEI Europe

31 August 2020

Ms Elena Moreno

President

Regions4 Sustainable Development

31 August 2020

Benoit Charette

Ministre de l’Environnement et de la Lutte

contre les changements climatiques

Gouvernement du Québec

31 August 2020

Mr Hideaki Ohmura

Governor of Aichi Prefecture

On behalf of the Group of Leading Subnational Governments toward the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (GoLS)

31 August 2020

Under consideration

 

On Behalf of the European Committee of the Regions

TBC

Ms Francesca Osowska

Chief Executive

NatureScot (Scotland)

31 August 2020

Simon Milne MBE

Regius Keeper

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Scotland)

31 August 2020

Hamish Trench

Chief Executive

Scottish Land Commission (Scotland)

07 September 2020

Maganda Moses

District Environment Officer

Jinja District Local Government (Uganda)

09 September 2020

Ileana J. Herrera Pérez

Minister of Environment, Biodiversity and Climate Change

Campeche State Government (Mexico)

10 September 2020

Sonigitu Asibong Ekpe

Acting Director (Scientific)/ Head of Bilateral Economy Cooperation

Ministry of International Development Cooperation, Cross River State (Nigeria)

15 September 2020

Teo Hrvoje Orsanic

Director

Institute of the Republic of Slovenia for Nature Conservation

22 September 2020

Belinga Bernard Jean Joel

Ong Oai-Demos (Cameroon)

23 September 2020

Mr. Damià Calvet

Minister for Territory and Sustainability

Government of Catalonia (Spain)

23 September 2020

M. C. Rafael Robles de Benito

Director General

Instituto de Biodiversidad y Áreas Naturales Protegidas de Quintana Roo (Mexico)

30 September 2020

Marie-Guite Dufay

Conseil régional de Bourgogne Franche Comté (France)

01 October 2020

Ana Margarita Romo Ortega

Director General for the Environment

Municipality of Toluca (Mexico)

02 October 2020

Dr. Michael Gödde

Head of Nature Conservation, Landscape Planning, Forestry and Hunting

City of Berlin – Senate of the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection (Germany)

14 October 2020

Sergio Humberto Graf Montero

Secretario de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Territorial

Estado de Jalisco (Mexico)

15 October 2020

Julio César Medina Delgado

Secretario de Sustentabilidad, Medio Ambiente y Agua

Estado de Aguascalientes (Mexico)

16 October 2020

Fernand Yapi

 

Focal Point Convention of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa and ICLEI

Municipality of Cocody (Ivory Coast)

20 October 2020

Mathieu Hanotin

Maire

Ville de Saint-Denis (France)

23 October 2020

Pia Imbs

Présidente

Eurométropole de Strasbourg (France)

05 November 2020

Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol

Maire de Rouen

AND

Président de la Métropole Rouen Normandie (France)

05 November 2020

Caroline Cayeux

Présidente de l’association

Villes de France (France)

06 November 2020

Brigitte Fouré

 

Maire d'Amiens

Ville d'Amiens (France)

06 November 2020

Michel Bisson
 

Président 

Grand Paris Sud (France)

06 November 2020

Olivier Bianchi

 

Maire, Ville Clermont-Ferrand

AND

Président de Clermont Auvergne Métropole

(France)

10 November 2020

Anne Vignot  

Maire de la ville de Besançon

Ville de Besançon (France)

16 November 2020

Jim Savege

Chief Executive

Aberdeenshire Council (Scotland)

18 November 2020

Jean-François Debat

Maire

Ville de Bourg-en-Bresse (France)

19 November 2020

Jeanne Barseghain

Maire

Ville de Strasbourg (France)

24 November 2020

Madame Michèle Lutz

Maire

Ville de Mulhouse - Conseil municipal (France)

1 December 2020

Jérome Baloge

Maire

Ville de Niort (France)

3 December 2020

Xander McDade

 

Convenor, CNPA Board

Cairngorms National Park Authority (Scotland)

3 December 2020

Roby Biwer

 

City Councilor

Bettembourg (Luxembourg)

7 December 2020

Anne Hidalgo

Maire de Paris

Ville de Paris (France)

7 December 2020

Stéphanie

Guiraud-Chaumeil

Maire de la Ville d’Albi

Ville d’Albi (France)

8 December 2020

Luke Comins

 

Director

Tweed Forum (Scotland)

8 December 2020

Gordon Watson

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority (Scotland)

9 December 2020

Christophe Ferrari

Président

Grenoble-Alpes Métropole (France)

21 December 2020

Cécile Helle

Maire

Ville d’Avignon (France)

24 December 2020

Pierre Hurmic

 

Maire de Bordeaux

Bordeaux (France)

21 December 2020

Emile Roger Lombertie

Maire

Ville de  Limoges (France)

21 December 2020

Arnaud Robinet

Maire

Ville de Reims (France)

21 December 2020

Jérémy Desarthe

Adjoint au Maire

Ville de Colombes (France)

22 December 2020

Johanna Rolland

Maire, Ville de Nante

AND

President, Nante Metropole (France)

22 December 2020

François Rebsamen

Maire, Ville de Dijon

AND

Président, Dijon Métropole (France)

24 December 2020

Philippe Laurent

 

President and Mayor of Sceaux,

Association Française du Conseil des Communes et Régions d’Europe (France)

05 January 2021

Michaël Delafosse

 

Maire, Ville de Montpellier

AND

Président, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole (France)

6 January 2021

Loïg Chesnais-Girard

Président

Conseil régional de Bretagne (France)

07 January 2021

Grégory Doucet Nicolas Husson

Mayor

Deputy Mayor in charge of biodiversity, nature in city and animal protection

Ville de Lyon (France)

11 January 2021

Peter Henderson

Council Leader

South Ayrshire Council (Scotland)

14 January 2021

Scott Farmer

Council Leader

Stirling Council (Scotland)

20 January 2021

Dr. Edwin Miño Arcos

Executive Director of CONGOPE

President of the UCLG Forum of Regions

Consortium of Decentralized Autonomous Provincial Governments of Ecuador (CONGOPE)

28 January 2021

Morito Okada

Director General, Bureau of the Environment

Aichi Prefeture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Hideto Suzuki

Director General of Environment and Lifestyle Department

Miyagi Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Saruta Yoshihide

Environment Department Director

Nagano Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Isaaki Nishigaki

Executive Director Department of Environmental Affairs and Citizen Support

Gifu Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Mikazuki Taizo

Governor

Shiga Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Motoyasu Tanaka

Chief Executive Officer for the Environment

Hyogo Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Tatsuya Maruyama

Governor

Shimane Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Tatsuya Kawamura

Director, Forestry Promotion and Environment Department

Kochi Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Satoshi Fujimoto

Head of Department, Environment and Residential Life

Kumamoto Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Tadashi Matsushita

Director General, Environment and Forestry Affairs Department

Kagoshima Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Satoru Matsuda

General Manager of Environment Department

Okinawa Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Chikako Shibata

Director for Environmental Management

City of Sapporo (Japan)

8 February 2021

Toru Ono

Mayor

Rebun Town (Japan)

8 February 2021

Yoshiichi Takahashi

Mayor

Kanegasaki Town (Japan)

8 February 2021

Kazuyoshi Satou

Director General, Environmental Bureau

Sendai City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Yasushi Ito

Mayor

Osaki City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Morihiro Kumagai

Mayor

Tome City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Asano Masatomi

Mayor

Oyama City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Akihiko Nakano

Director General, Bureau Of Environment

Saitama City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Masato Fujimoto

Mayor

Tokorozawa City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Yu Suzuki

Mayor

Noda City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Hiroshi Ota

Mayor

Isumi City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Katsuhiro Takahashi

Mayor

Inagi City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Yumiko Suzuki

Director of Environment and Economy Bureau

Sagamihara City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Ryugo Watanabe

Mayor

Sado City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Riku Miyamoto

Mayor

Kaga City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Naoyuki Kaneda

Manager, Sustainable Society and Ecosystems Office

Suzu City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Minoru Katsuma

Director General Environmental Affairs Bureau

Nagoya City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Seiji Yamamoto

Director of the Environmental Services Department

Toyohasi City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Yasuhiro Nakane

Mayor

Okazaki City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Sugiura Hajime

General Director of Environment Department

Toyota City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Fukuyuki Iwama

Director General Department of the Economics and Environment

Inazawa City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Masayuki Tamamura

Director of the Citizen collaboration

Obu City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Hitoshi Hagino

Director, Department of Public Safety

Nisshin City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Tadashi Urakawa

Director General Department of Community and Cultural Affairs

Nagakute City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Kenji Imata

Mayor

Togo Town (Japan)

8 February 2021

Kuniaki Shigei

Construction Department Manager

Kizugawa City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Tomio Fukumoto

Director General, Environment Bureau

Kobe City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Takaaki Sakai

Mayor

Tambasasayama City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Muneharu Nakagai

Mayor

Toyooka City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Hiroshi Mino

Mayor

Kitahiroshima Town (Japan)

8 February 2021

Keiji Shinozaki

Mayor

Ube City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Kenichi Mishima

Director of Environment Bureau

Kumamoto City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Kenichi Nyuta

Promotion Office Manager, Aya Biosphere Reserve Promotion Division

Aya Town (Japan)

8 February 2021

Gen Ijuin

Mayor

Yamato Village (Japan)

8 February 2021

Yasushi Tsukijihara

Director General Department of Environment and Lifestyle

Hokkaido Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Kamon Iizumi

Governor

Tokushima Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Kazutoshi Tanaka

Director General, Environment and Living Department,

Wakayama Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Anton Bredell

 

Minister for Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning

Western Cape Provincial Government

(South Africa)

8 February 2021

Frederique Macarez

Mayor of the City of Saint-Quentin

AND

President, Saint-Quentin Agglomeration Community (France)

18 February 2021

Cecilia Mendez Mora

Prefect,

Azuay Provincial Government

(Ecuador)

19 February 2021

Amaia Barredo

Deputy Minister for Environment

Basque Government   (Spain)

26 February 2021

Shigeki Maeda

Director General of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Mie Prefecture  (Japan)

01 March 2021

Nobuo Tomitaka

Chief Executive, Environment Bureau

City of Kitakyushu (Japan)

01 March 2021

Shinji Hirai

Governor,

Tottori Prefecture (Japan)

01 March 2021

Yoshinao Gaun

Mayor,

Matsumoto City (Japan)

01 March 2021

Masayuki Kobayashi

Director General

Environmental Planning Bureau

Yokohama City (Japan)

01 March 2021

Mario Jesús Escobedo Carignan

Minister of Sustainable Economy and Tourism

State Government of Baja California

(México)

03 March 2021

Marina Robles García

Ministry of Environmental Affairs

State of Mexico City (México)

04 March 2021

Mohamed Elyes Kchouk

President of Work Commission

Municipality of Hammam-Lif (Tunisia)

10 March 2021

Laurent Baron

Mayor

Mairie du Pré Saint-Gervais (France)

11 March 2021

Christian Estrosi

Mayor City of Nice

AND

President Metropole Nice Cote D’Azur

17 March 2021

Veronique Vinet

President

Occitanie Biodiversity Regional Agency (France)

06 April 2021

Wesley Harcourt

Cabinet Member for Environment

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

(England)

23 April 2021

Adam McVey

Cammy Day

Council Leaders

The City of Edinburgh Council

23 April 2021

Sandra Black

Chief Executive

Renfrewshire Council

28 April 2021

Susan Aitken

Council Leader

Glasgow City Council

11 May 2021

Valérie Plante

Mayor

City of Montreal

11 May 2021

Yuriko Koike Governor 
Tokyo Metropolitan Government (Japan)
19 May 2021
Jorge Guamán Coronel Prefect
Province of Cotopaxi (Ecuador)
21 May 2021
Cecil Meiklejohn Council Leader 
Falkirk Council
21 May 2021

Itziar Gómez López

Counsilor

AND

Minister of Rural Development and Environment,

Government of Navarra (Spain)

7 June 2021

Steven Heddle

Economy and Environment Spokesperson

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Scotland)

8 June 2021

James Stockan

Leader

Orkney Islands Council (Scotland)

16 June 2021

Frédéric Valletoux

Mayor of Ville de Fountainebleu (France)

8 June 2021

Robert Spreter Managing Director, Kommunen für biologische Vielfalt (Germany) 21 June 2021
Des Murray Chief Executive, North Lanarkshire Council (Scotland) 22 June 2021
Heather Holland Executive Officer- Land Planning and Development, East Dunbartonshire Council (Scotland) 23 June 2021
Nicholas Fraser Keeper of Natural Sciences, National Museums Scotland (Scotland) 26 June 2021
Kennedy Stewart Mayor, City of Vancouver (Canada) 28 June 2021

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First published: 31 Aug 2020 Last updated: 29 Jun 2021 -