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Kunming-Montreal Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The Kunming-Montreal Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework was adopted during the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

The Kunming-Montreal Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) was adopted during the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) following a four year consultation and negotiation process.


This historic Framework, which supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and builds on the Convention’s previous Strategic Plans, sets out an ambitious pathway to reach the global vision of a world living in harmony with nature by 2050. Among the Framework’s key elements are 4 goals for 2050 and 23 targets for 2030.



The implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework will be guided and supported through a comprehensive package of decisions also adopted at COP 15. This package includes a monitoring framework for the GBF,  an enhanced mechanism for planning, monitoring, reporting and reviewing implementation, the necessary financial resources for implementation, strategic frameworks for capacity development and technical and scientific cooperation, as well as an agreement on digital sequence information on genetic resources.


In adopting the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, all Parties committed to setting national targets to implement it, while all other actors have been invited to develop and communicate their own commitments. At the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2024 in Türkiye, the world will take stock of the targets and commitments that have been set.


The EPI Secretariat has been proactively engaged in the process, having made numerous submissions to the CBD Secretriat. Including:

  • Response to the Updated Zero Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

  • Additional Response to the Revised Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Following the Fourth Open-Ended Working Group Meeting in Nairobi

  • Response to the Updated First Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework


Members of the EPI Secretariat were also present at COP 15 in Montréal, supporting member countries throughout the conference.



You can read the official text of the Kungming-Montreal Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework on the CBD webiste.

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