Biodiversity is not high enough on countries’ political agendas to affect the main drivers of biodiversity loss. Therefore major implementation gaps remain in meeting the global targets for biodiversity that have been agreed internationally for 2020.
This is the main conclusion of an assessment of national biodiversity strategies and action plans conducted by FNI Senior Policy Analyst Christian Prip and Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati, FLEDGE. The report was presented at a global implementation meeting last week under the UN Biodiversity Convention.
At the global meeting FNI also hosted a side event on interlinkages between the global biodiversity and climate change regimes on behalf of a global network of social scientists named Rethinking Biodiversity Governance. The event discussed whether the UN Biodiversity Convention could learn from the Paris Agreement on climate change and its national determined contributions for implementation. It also discussed how to tear down the thick governance silos between the two regimes to achieve co-benefits.