Posted on 28 March 2019
21 UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets will mature in 2020, twelve of which integrate key elements of the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity targets agreed under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Given progress on most of the SDG targets in question is slow and they are unlikely to be met by 2020, a clear and coherent process extending efforts to 2030 and ensuring the integrity of the overall SDG framework is needed.
Without a strong environmental pillar, we will not succeed in achieving Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development agreed by 193 Member States in 2015.
Conversations on these targets need to start well ahead of 2020 to ensure buy-in from stakeholders and decision-makers.
This discussion paper
from the WWF Global Policy & Advocacy team provides an analysis of five potential options and relevant decision-making milestones for reviewing the twelve SDG targets linked to the CBD Aichi biodiversity targets.
For more information, please contact Claire Blanchard, Head of Global Advocacy, Global Policy & Advocacy, WWF International.