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

In 2022, 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.

Project data

IKI funding
5,200,000.00 €
12/2019 till 07/2023
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Implementing Partner
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung GmbH (UFZ)

State of implementation/results

  • Communication priorities on the new global framework of the CBD and in preparation for COP 15 have been developed. High-impact content is prepared on the occasion of various international events (for example International Biodiversity Day, 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 is developing a conceptual approach to the biodiversity-climate-green recovery-health nexus in cooperation with selected stakeholders and conducting pilot activities and consulting on integrating biodiversity into economic recovery programs.
  • Public outreach events with input from the project:
    • 12.10.2021, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze contributed to the COP 15 Ministerial Segment on "Putting Biodiversity on a Path to Recovery".
    • 11.10.2021, Federal Environment Minister S. Schulze hosted a press conference with the Director of the Natural History Museum Berlin on the occasion of the opening of COP 15.
    • 30.08.2021, Pre-COP hosted by Colombia in the framework of the Open ended Working Group 3 (OEWG-3) with a high-level political segment "Towards an ambitious and effective Post-2020 Global Framework" – 24.08. and 26.08.2021, virtual regional technical meetings on Green Recovery with 120 participants from about 30 partner institutions from over 20 countries. Discussion of steps needed to integrate biodiversity considerations into economic recovery programs in their countries and approaches for cross-country cooperation. The events were organized by the project in cooperation with two other global IKI projects and Deutsche Umwelthilfe – 17.06.2021, National Preparatory Conference for COP 15 hosted by BMUV in Berlin. Federal Environment Minister S. Schulze and State Secretary J. Flasbarth discussed with representatives of NGOs, science, business, youth and politics the priorities and contributions of German stakeholders for COP 15 and the new global framework under the motto "What do we take to Kunming?"
    • 06.05.2021, Side Event "Transformation for nature, climate & people" on linking biodiversity, climate and green recovery at the 12th Petersberg Climate Dialogue
    • 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"
    • 11.01.2021, Germany joins the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People on the occasion of the One Planet Summit
    • 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
    • 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"
    • 02.07.2020, NDC Partnership Online seminar "Planning and implementing NBS in nationally determined contributions (NDCs)
    • 05.06.2020, World Environment Day in Colombia
    • 22.05.2020, UN World Biodiversity Day
    • 27.-28.04.2020, 11th Petersberg Climate Dialogue
  • Pilot activities on biodiversity-enhancing economic stimulus measures are being prepared in three partner countries:
    • Costa Rica: Together with the IKI interface project "Acción Clima", the IKI project Biodiver_CITY, the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the private foundation "Fundecooperación para el Desarrollo Sostenible", the proposal for a fund to support economic stimulus for biodiversity projects in urban areas was set up
    • Indonesia: A pilot activity to support village communities in the sustainable production and marketing of a non-timber forest product, called Borneo Butter from the Teng-kawang tree, was prepared. Under this pilot measure, a network of local producers and NGOs is being supported
    • South Africa: Together with the IKI interface project "Climate Support Programme" and the Department of Forests, Fisheries and Environment (DFFE), climate-impacting measures for the renaturation of coastal ecosystems are being prepared

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