Edinburgh Declaration on post-2020 global biodiversity framework

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.

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

Our partners NatureScot have developed an interactive map to show the spread of support for this call for action. It can be seen here: Interactive signatories map.

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

Subnational, city and local authorities




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


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


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


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


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


Ville de Saint-Denis (France)

23 October 2020

Pia Imbs


Eurométropole de Strasbourg (France)

05 November 2020

Nicolas Mayer-Rossignol

Maire de Rouen


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


Grand Paris Sud (France)

06 November 2020

Olivier Bianchi


Maire, Ville Clermont-Ferrand


Président de Clermont Auvergne Métropole


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


Ville de Bourg-en-Bresse (France)

19 November 2020

Jeanne Barseghain


Ville de Strasbourg (France)

24 November 2020

Madame Michèle Lutz


Ville de Mulhouse - Conseil municipal (France)

1 December 2020

Jérome Baloge


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



Maire de la Ville d’Albi

Ville d’Albi (France)

8 December 2020

Luke Comins



Tweed Forum (Scotland)

8 December 2020

Gordon Watson

Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority (Scotland)

9 December 2020

Christophe Ferrari


Grenoble-Alpes Métropole (France)

21 December 2020

Cécile Helle


Ville d’Avignon (France)

24 December 2020

Pierre Hurmic


Maire de Bordeaux

Bordeaux (France)

21 December 2020

Emile Roger Lombertie


Ville de  Limoges (France)

21 December 2020

Arnaud Robinet


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


President, Nante Metropole (France)

22 December 2020

François Rebsamen

Maire, Ville de Dijon


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


Président, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole (France)

6 January 2021

Loïg Chesnais-Girard


Conseil régional de Bretagne (France)

07 January 2021

Grégory Doucet Nicolas Husson


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


Shiga Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Motoyasu Tanaka

Chief Executive Officer for the Environment

Hyogo Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Tatsuya Maruyama


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


Rebun Town (Japan)

8 February 2021

Yoshiichi Takahashi


Kanegasaki Town (Japan)

8 February 2021

Kazuyoshi Satou

Director General, Environmental Bureau

Sendai City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Yasushi Ito


Osaki City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Morihiro Kumagai


Tome City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Asano Masatomi


Oyama City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Akihiko Nakano

Director General, Bureau Of Environment

Saitama City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Masato Fujimoto


Tokorozawa City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Yu Suzuki


Noda City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Hiroshi Ota


Isumi City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Katsuhiro Takahashi


Inagi City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Yumiko Suzuki

Director of Environment and Economy Bureau

Sagamihara City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Ryugo Watanabe


Sado City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Riku Miyamoto


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


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


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


Tambasasayama City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Muneharu Nakagai


Toyooka City (Japan)

8 February 2021

Hiroshi Mino


Kitahiroshima Town (Japan)

8 February 2021

Keiji Shinozaki


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


Yamato Village (Japan)

8 February 2021

Yasushi Tsukijihara

Director General Department of Environment and Lifestyle

Hokkaido Prefecture (Japan)

8 February 2021

Kamon Iizumi


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


President, Saint-Quentin Agglomeration Community (France)

18 February 2021

Cecilia Mendez Mora


Azuay Provincial Government


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


Tottori Prefecture (Japan)

01 March 2021

Yoshinao Gaun


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


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


Mairie du Pré Saint-Gervais (France)

11 March 2021

Christian Estrosi

Mayor City of Nice


President Metropole Nice Cote D’Azur

17 March 2021

Veronique Vinet


Occitanie Biodiversity Regional Agency (France)

06 April 2021

Wesley Harcourt

Cabinet Member for Environment

London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham


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


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



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


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

Ulrike Schmidt


Municipality of Henstedt-Ulzburg (Germany)

8 July 2021

Marta Teresa Suplicy

Secretary of International Relations,

City of São Paulo (Brazil)

15 July 2021

Serge Hiet


Val-de-Vesle (France)

29 July 2021

Dr Andreas Bukowski


Municipality of Haar (Germany)

3 August 2021

José Manuel Ríos Morales


City of Armenia (Colombia)

05 August 2021

Eduardo Alberto Macchiavelli

Secretary of Environment,

Buenos Aires City Government (Argentina)

24 August 2021

Mélanie Boulanger


Ville de Cantelu (France)

25 August 2021

Delphine Michel

Vice-President delegate of Water and Forests,

Métropole du Grand Nancy (France)

25 August 2021

Evan Counsel

General Manager,

Strategy, Planning and Climate Change,

City of Melbourne (Australia)

02 September 2021

Nicolas Laine


Longchamps (France)

06 September 2021

Jens Kerstan

Senator, Authority for the Environment, Climate, Energy and Agriculture,

Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Germany)

07 September 2021

Alistair McKinnon

Head of Facilities, Waste and Grounds,

South Lanarkshire Council (Scotland)

10 September 2021

Axel Schmidt Grael

Mayor, City of Niterói


16 September 2021

Katya Dörner

Mayor, City of Bonn


17 September 2021

Councillor Nigel Daniels

Leader of the Council,

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council (Wales)

20 September 2021

Councillor Richard John

Leader of the Council, Monmouthshire County Council


27 September 2021

Vitaliy Klitschko

Mayor, City of Kyiv


29 September 2021

Markus Conrad

Mayor, Verbandsgemeinde Wörrstadt


7 October 2021

Adolf Kessell

Lord Mayor, City of Worms


8 October 2021

Councillor Neil Moore

Executive Leader of the Council, Vale of Glamorgan Council


12 October 2021

Councillor Tracey Rawlins

Executive Member for Environment, Manchester City Council


13 October 2021

Apostolos Tzitzikostas


European Committee of the Regions


13 October 2021

Dr Gero Karthaus


Municipality of Engelkirchen


18 October 2021

António Ceia da Silva


Alentejo Regional Coordination and Development Commission


19 October 2021

João Campos


City of Recife


19 October 2021

Carlos Ordosgoitia Sanin




20 October 2021

Joël Tissier

Deputy Vice-President for Agriculture, Natural Areas and Biodiversity,

Council of Cergy-Pontoise conglomeration

22 October 2021
Ian Borthwick

Lord Provost,

Dundee City Council

26 October 2021

Ulrich Markurth

Lord Mayor,

City of Braunschweig


28 October 2021

Councillor Huw Thomas

Leader of the Council,

Cardiff Council


28 October 2021

Lt Gov Eleni Kounalakis

Lieutenant Governor



3 November 2021
Magnus Berntsson

Regional Minister for the Environment,

Västra Götaland

4 November 2021
Councillor Rob Werner

City Councillor and Chair of the Concord Energy and Environment Advisory Committee,

City of Concord, New Hampshire

5 November 2021
Martin Emilia Sánchez Valencia

Secretary of the Environment,

Quibdó, Chocó Department

9 November 2021
Honorable David Speirs MP

Minister for Environment and Water, Government of South Australia

10 November 2021
Udo Arm


Community of Mauchenheim

11 November 2021
Heiner Illing


Community of Gau-Odernheim

11 November 2021
Dieter Mann


Community of Bechtolsheim

11 November 2021

Stefan Haßler


Community of Ensheim


12 November 2021

Hans-Bernhard Krämer


Community of Gau-Weinheim


12 November 2021

Martin Fölix


Community of Saulheim


12 November 2021

Hans Philpp Schmitt


Community of Spiesheim


12 November 2021

Ulf Baasch


Community of Sulzheim


12 November 2021

Elfriede Schmitt-Sieben




12 November 2021

Ingo Kleinfelder




12 November 2021

Colin Wellenkamp

Executive Director,

Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative


6 November 2021

Lynda Hopkins    

Fifth District Supervisor, 

County of Sonoma,

Santa Rosa, California 


6 November 2021
María Isabel Ortíz Mantilla    

Secretary of Environment and Territorial Planning, 

Guanajuato State 


6 November 2021
Luis Donaldo Colosio Riojas   




6 November 2021
Suzanne Case   


Department of Natural Resources,



6 November 2021
Kelly Takaya King 

Council Member, 

Maui County,



6 November 2021
Sayda Rodriguez

State Secretary of Urban Development and Environment, 



6 November 2021
Gorkan Utaran



Basque Country

6 November 2021
Councillor Lawrence Fitzpatrick     

Council Leader, 

West Lothian Council 


23 November 2021
Councillor Murray Lyle   

Leader of the Council, 

Perth and Kinross Council


29 November 2021
Kata Tüttő

Deputy Mayor of Budapest for Facility Management, Municipality of the City of Budapest


13 December 2021
Vincent Chauvet



13 December 2021
Councillor Mark Rowley


Scottish Borders Council

17 December 2021
Philippe Chalopin


Communauté de communes Baugeois-Vallée

20 December 2021

Isabelle Viallat


Ville de Metz (France)

16 February 2022

Isabelle Dubois

Deputy Director General for Quality of Urban Life,

City of Québec


2 March 2022

Ceri Morris

Head of Planning and Public Protection,

Neath Port Talbot Council


3 March 2022

Eglantina Canales Gutiérrez 

Secretary of State,

Ministry of Environment of the Government of Coahuila


4 March 2022

Marcos Penido

Secretariat for Infrastructure and Environment, Government of the State of Sao Paulo


8 March 2022

Kenneth Er

Chief Executive Officer, National Parks Board


10 March 2022

Raffaele Cattaneo

Councillor for the Environment and Climate, Lombardy Region


25 March 2022

Andy Burnham

Mayor, Greater Manchester Combined Authority


28 March 2022

Alejandro Mauricio Díaz Rivera

Manager, Department of Environmental Education, Zacatecas


31 March 2022

Luis Eduardo Castro

Mayor, Yopal


31 March 2022

Margo Williamson

Chief Executive, Angus Council


15 April 2022

Councillor David Alexander and Councillor David Ross

Co-Leaders, Fife Council


04 May 2022

Francisco Alan Diniz Alencar

President, Instituto de Meio Ambiente do Município de Itapipoca


11 June 2022

Jiachen Liu

Mayor, Kunming Municipal People's Government

(The People’s Republic of China)
20 June 2022

Councillor Alison Gilliland

Lord Mayor, Dublin City Council


27 June 2022

Jaime Elias Verruck

State Secretariat for the Environment, Economic Development, Production and Family Agriculture, Mato Grosso do Sul


27 June 2022

Alejandro Dorado Nájera

Minister of Sustainability and Ecological Transition and Spokesperson of the Government of La Rioja


5 July 2022

Borboly Csaba

President, Harghita County Council


6 July 2022

Cecilia Pacheco Sempértegui

Secretaría de Ambiente, Municipio del Distrito Metropolitano de Quito


8 July 2022

Manuel Sebastián Graniel Burelo

Secretariat of Welfare, Sustainability and Climate Change, Free and Sovereign State of Tabasco


19 July 2022

Angélica Lizeth Jiménez Hernández

Director General, Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development, Free and Sovereign State of Colima


19 July 2022

Dário Saadi

Municipal Mayor, Campinas


25 July 2022


Alfonso Martínez Muñoz

Head of Environment Ministry, Government of the State of Nuevo León


25 July 2022

Helena Iturribarría

Secretariat of Environment, Energy and  Sustainable Development, Government of the State of Oaxaca 


27 July 2022

Councillor John Spanswick

Cabinet Member for Communities, Bridgend County Borough Council


29 July 2022

Everton Luiz da Costa Souza

Secretariat for Sustainable Development and Tourism, Government of the State of Paraná



10 August 2022

Magdaleno Mendoza Hernández

Director of Natural Resources of the Secretariat of Environment of the State of Veracruz


11 August 2022

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