Highlights and images for 2 September 2021


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Photo courtesy of Pamela Chasek

Deliberations of the Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework reconvened to advance negotiations of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF). Delegates met in three contact groups on tools and solutions, nature's contribution to people, and reducing threats to biodiversity.

The contact group on tools and solutions, co-led by Anne Teller (Belgium) and Jorge Murillo (Colombia) wrapped up discussions on the following targets under its mandate:

  • Target 17 to establish and strengthen capacity and implement measures to manage or control potential adverse impacts on biotechnology;
  • Target 18 on redirecting, repurposing, or eliminating harmful incentives for biodiversity;
  • Target 19 regarding financial resources and other means for implementing the framework;
  • Target 20 on ensuring that relevant knowledge guides decision making for effective management of biodiversity; and
  • Target 21 on effective participation in decision making related to biodiversity.

Anne Teller (EU), Co-Lead of the contact group on tools and solutions to achieve the GBF


Jorge Murillo (Colombia), Co-Lead of the contact group on tools and solutions to achieve the GBF

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Markus Lehmann, CBD Secretariat


Erie Tamale, CBD Secretariat

The contact group on nature's contributions to people, co-led by Gillian Guthrie (Jamaica) and Andy Scott (UK), met to deliberate and complete discussions on the targets under this topic. The group addressed Target 12 on increasing the area of, and access to, green and blue spaces, and Target 13 on legal measures to facilitate access to genetic resources and ensure fair and equitable sharing of benefits.


Gillian Guthrie (Jamaica), Co-Lead of the contact group on nature's contributions to people


Teona Karchava (Georgia), Co-Lead of the contact group on reducing threats for biodiversity

The contact group on reducing threats for biodiversity, co-led by Teona Karchava (Georgia) and Alfred Oteng Yeboah (Ghana), resumed to finalise discussions on the remaining targets under its mandate:

  • Target 6 on managing pathways for the introduction of invasive alien species;
  • Target 7 on reducing pollution from all sources; and
  • Target 8 on minimizing the impact of climate change on biodiversity.

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