CBD COP11

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Fynbos is known for its high diversity of rare plant species. Cape Floral Kingdom, Western Cape, South Africa.
© Martin HARVEY / WWF-Canon

WWF calls on Parties to support implementation at COP 11 by:

1. Agreeing targets to increase funding from all sources including national budgets, international aid, and innovative financing mechanisms.

2. Integrating biodiversity into development by:

(a) ensuring the processes to develop the post-2015 Framework (the Millennium Development Goals beyond 2015) and the Sustainable Development Goals integrate and build on the Aichi Targets in their work.

(b) encouraging IPBES to promote understanding and political will to address biodiversity loss by ensuring that high-level decision makers and key government sectors are included among their priority target audiences.

3. Approving and promoting mechanisms including indicators, regional partnerships and capacity building to support delivery on the ground.

4. Endorsing the reports of regional workshops to identify Ecologically and Biologically Significant Marine Areas (EBSA), including them in the CBD EBSA Repository and submitting them to the United Nations General Assembly.

WWF looks forward to supporting the implementation of the convention at COP 11 by working with governments and other partners to showcase innovative solutions for implementation and to promote effective CBD decisions.


 

WWF concerns

WWF believes that the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and it Aichi Targets as well as the Nagoya Protocol represent an effective global roadmap to halt biodiversity loss by 2020 and commends Parties for their vision and commitment in adopting these decisions in 2010.

However, WWF is concerned that almost two years later there has been relatively little progress in meeting these commitments.

WWF calls on Parties to accelerate implementation of the CBD by:

1. Setting national targets and updating national strategies and action plans.
2. Ratifying the Nagoya Protocol.
3. Identifying the financial needs for implementation.
4. Supporting implementation in developing countries (as per Article 20).

COP 11 will be a key meeting to ensure that the convention maintains momentum behind the implementation of the Strategic Plan and Nagoya Protocol.

Media contacts

  • Chris Chaplin

    WWF-Canada,
    Toronto Head Office

    +1 416 489 4567 ext.7224

  • Aarti Khosla

    WWF India,
    Secretariat

    +911141504823

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