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Supporting the design and first implementation steps of the new global framework for biological diversity

As of: September 2021

In 2021, the 15th Conference of the Parties to the CBD will decide on the new global framework for biodiversity after 2020. The project supports partner countries in the design and first steps of implementation of the new global framework. To this end, it helps the project partners to prepare for the CBD COP 15, promotes integrated approaches to biodiversity conservation and climate change and identifies funding instruments for the implementation of the goals of the new biodiversity framework. It also provides advice on topics such as nature-based solutions for climate and biodiversity conservation. As part of the Corona Response Package, the project is developing an approach to integrate biodiversity into the plans and measures to stimulate economic growth. A further focus is on raising awareness among the public and non-governmental sectors and other relevant actors for the link between biodiversity, climate, health and green economic recovery.

State of implementation/results

  • Support of the preparations for the CBD COP-15 as well as with the content of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), including the analysis and preparation of concepts and country positions relevant to the negotiations.
  • Analysis of integrated approaches and synergies between biodiversity conservation and climate change in selected partner countries in cooperation with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Canadian International Institute for Sustainable Development.
  • Study on improving selected funding instruments for effective implementation of the new biodiversity framework is under preparation.
  • Communication priorities for the new global framework of the CBD and in preparation for COP-15 have been developed. High-profile content is prepared for various international events (e.g. International Day for Biological Diversity, World Environment Day) as well as in international discussion groups, but also for social media presentations. These serve to raise awareness among important target groups for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
  • As part of the Corona Response Package, the project develops a conceptual approach to the "Biodiversity-Climate-Green Recovery-Health" nexus in cooperation with selected stakeholders and conducts pilot activities and consultancy on the integration of biodiversity into economic recovery plans.
  • High-profile events with input from the project:
    • 27-28.04.2020, 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue
    • 22.5.2020, UN World Biodiversity Day
    • 5.6.2020, World Environment Day in Colombia
    • 2.7.2020, NDC Partnership Online Seminar "Planning and implementing NBS in nationally determined contributions (NDCs)"
    • 24.-29.09.2020, Side events under the motto "Nature for Life Hub" in the run-up to the UN General Assembly on Biodiversity; 30.09.2021 German Chancellor Merkel signs the "Leader's Pledge for Nature"
    • 30.10. 2020, Event of Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze with World Biodiversity Council representatives (IPBES) on the publication of the IPBES report on biodiversity and pandemics
    • 11.01.2021, Germany joins the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People on the occasion of the One Planet Summit
    • 15.03.2021, Participation in expert dialogue on the publication of the World Resources Institute report "Public International Funding of Nature-based Solutions for Adaptation: A Landscape Assessment"

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Project data


Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Implementing partner(s):
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH (UFZ)

BMU grant:
5.200.000,00 €

12/2019  till  07/2023

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