Global biodiversity framework: Edinburgh Process - information

Information on the Edinburgh Process for subnational governments, city and local authorities on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

Dedicated decision

A key output of the Edinburgh Process is that the CBD COP15 adopt a dedicated decision for the greater inclusion of subnational governments, city and local authorities in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, including a renewed post-2020 Plan of Action for implementation of the framework.  This would raise the ambition from COP10 in Nagoya, where parties to the Convention endorsed - under Decision X/22 - the involvement of subnational authorities in delivering the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including the 10-year Plan of Action on Subnational Governments, Cities, and Other Local Authorities for Biodiversity (2011-2020).  

A draft decision for subnational governments, city and local authorities is to be submitted into the CBD process for discussion at the upcoming third meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-3) and subsequently at the third Open Ended Working Group meeting (OEWG-3) in 2021. We are working to submit that draft decision and will post updates here. 

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