Second Biodiversity Workshop - Summary Report
Perspectives on biodiversity commitments, the 2030 Mission, the other elements of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and the Belt and Road Initiative
May 13-14, 2019, Beijing (Chine)
Organised by the EU-China Environment Project
Rankovic, A., Shen, X. (2019). Second Biodiversity Workshop - Summary Report: Perspectives on biodiversity commitments, the 2030 Mission, the other elements of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and the Belt and Road Initiative, 13-14 October 2019, Beijing. EU-China Environment Project.
Key questions remain on how biodiversity commitments could fit into the post-2020 framework. Discussions compared the pledge system in climate change, which functions with nationally determined contributions (NDCs). In climate change policies, there is a long-term goal on temperature increase, as well as a target on emissions reductions. The NDCs are a contribution to these global goals, and also a means to compare actions, and thus compare and discuss the efforts undertaken by different Parties. If the biodiversity commitments are seen as a way to create these dynamics for biodiversity, then further discussions will be needed on how to achieve this.