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Edinburgh Declaration on post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Published: 31 Aug 2020
Last updated: 22 Nov 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
Development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

We welcome the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, in particular clear, action based, SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) targets and the inclusion of an integrated monitoring framework.

We thank the Co-Chairs of the Open-ended Working Group on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework for taking an inclusive and participatory approach in developing the framework; and welcome the ‘whole of government’ approach embodied in the framework, which captures the principle of governance across all levels of government, including at the level of subnational governments, cities and local authorities. 

We continue to support the 2050 vision “living in harmony with nature” and stand ready with a raised ambition to make a contribution that will deliver a local to global impact, and meaningfully contribute to the long term goals.

We share the ambition of the 2030 Mission as was set out in the Zero Draft version of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, ‘To take urgent action across society to put biodiversity on a path to recovery for the benefit of the planet and people.’ This ensures a clear pathway towards the 2050 Vision and corresponds with the ambition of subnational governments, cities and local authorities towards addressing the most pressing global challenges, including climate change, disaster risk reduction, health and poverty alleviation, as well as biodiversity.


Contact

Edinburgh Process Secretariat - email: enquiries-subnationalworkshop@gov.scot

First published: 31 Aug 2020 Last updated: 22 Nov 2021 -