The establishment and implementation of a coherent responsibility and transparency mechanism strengthen collective accountability and cooperation on the implementation of global biodiversity goals and targets, tracking progress and (re)assessing individual and collective ambitions in reaching global goals. The COVID-19 crisis hit precisely as CBD discussions were unfolding on this topic, explaining why so much work is still needed despite it being a major stake of COP15.

IDDRI and the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework - EU support project organised an online dialogue between CBD negotiators and experts on 17-18 December 2020.

The discussions that took place addressed operational options for this mechanism and showed that the international community is ready to delve deeper into the rationale, modalities and potential results of an efficient transparency and responsibility mechanism as a critical step in developing a truly transformative post-2020 GBF.

The Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework - EU Support Project is funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France.

Read the report on the project's website