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.


We recognise that it may not be appropriate for state parties, or other interested parties, to directly sign the Edinburgh Declaration. Therefore we fully welcome support via ENDORSEMENT of the commitments and calls to action that are set out in the Declaration text. 

If you wish to pledge support via endorsement, please follow the application process as set out in the ‘How to sign’ section, contacting the Edinburgh Process secretariat enquiries-subnationalworkshop@gov.scot, and using the subject line ED Endorsement. 

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

State Party Suporters




Date Signed

Camila Zepeda Lizama

Director General for Global Affairs,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

Government of Mexico

01 October 2020

Prof. Dr. Beate Jessel


Federal Agency for Nature Conservation,

German Federal Government

16 June 2021

Dr Christiane Paulus


Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety,

German Federal Government

17 June 2021

Desmond Lee

Minister for National Development,


10 March 2022

Support of 3 CBD Parties

Additional Supporters




Date Signed

Alejandro Javier Collia

Executive Director

Global & Local (Argentina)

04 September 2020

Dr Kakha Nadiradze


Association for Farmers Rights Defense (AFRD) Georgia

09 September 2020

Dr Arvind Kumar


India Water Foundation

10 September 2020

Charles Dundas

Chief Executive

Borders Forest Trust (Scotland)

11 September 2020

Jo Pike

Chief Executive

Scottish Wildlife Trust

22 September 2020

Belinga Bernard Jean Joel

President du Comité Exécutif

Organisation d’Appui en Ingénierie de Développement et de Maitrise d’œuvre Sociale (ONG OAI-DEMOS, Cameroon)

22 September 2020

Tara Joy


Active Remedy Ltd

23 September 2020

Jonny Hughes


IUCN Urban Alliance

01 October 2020

Professor John D Oldham


The Esk Valley Trust SCIO (Scotland)

21 October 2020

Deborah Long

Chief Officer

Scottish Environment LINK (Scotland)

23 November 2020

Beccy Speight

Chief Executive

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) (UK)

24 November 2020

Aoife Behan


Soil Association Scotland

24 November 2020

Chris Butler-Stroud

Chief Executive

Whale and Dolphin Conservation (UK)

01 December 2020

Luke Comins

Tweed Forum


08 December 2020

Kit Stoner


Chief Executive

Bat Conservation Trust (UK)

17 December 2020

Professor Max Wade


Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (UK & Ireland)

05 January 2021

Nicholas Fraser

Keeper of Natural Sciences, National Museums Scotland


26 June 2021

Stevie Leonard Harison


Inspirator Muda Nusantara (Indonesia)

25 August 2021

Douglas Millican

Chief Executive Officer

Scottish Water (Scotland)

08 September 2021

Catherine Topley

Chief Executive Officer,

Scottish Canals (Scotland)

15 September 2021

Alexis Roig


Chief Executive Officer,

Barcelona Science and Technology Diplomacy Hub (Spain)

20 September 2021

Steve Hounsell


Ontario Biodiversity Council (Canada)

21 September 2021

Dr Alan Wells

Chief Executive Officer,

Fisheries Management Scotland (Scotland)

22 September 2021

David Balharry

Chief Executive

John Muir Trust


29 September 2021

Anne Gray


Scotland’s Moorland Forum


01 November 2021

Anne Gray

Director Scotland,

The Heather Trust


01 November 2021

Alasdair Cox

Director of Operations,

James Hutton Institute


19 November 2021

Josep Canals Molina

Secretary General,

Association Medcities and/or MedCités (Spain)

25 May 2022

Steve Gawler

Regional Director, ICLEI Oceania

(Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands)

7 July 2022

Mahmoud Abdellatif

Chief Executive Officer, Ncarth


10 July 2022

Mauren Lazzaretti

President, Abema - Brazilian Association of State Environmental Entities


31 October 2022

31 Additional supporters


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

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