On 13 January 2020, and ahead of the second meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework OEWG2, (24-29 February, Rome), the zero draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework was published. On 31 January, in Ezulwini, Eswatini, delegates from the European Union and a group of representatives of the African Group of Negotiators on Biodiversity met for a dialogue to share their perspectives, with observers from WWF, AWF, and IDDRI.

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

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While work remains to make the proposed goals and targets even clearer and simpler (to facilitate their uptake) and to increase their “SMARTness”, other key elements for implementation are also now on the table, such as the links with other multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), resources for implementation including from enhanced benefit-sharing measures, mainstreaming in other socioeconomic sectors and their related institutions, building partnerships with non-state actors, and the development of an effective and robust transparency and responsibility framework linked to adequate resource mobilisation. 

  • Aleksandar Rankovic,
  • Wadzi Mandivenyi,
  • Hlobsile Sikhosana