Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

Date: 23.11.2023

To: Heads of Administrative Authorities, National Focal Points, STRP National Focal Points, Accredited Observer Organizations, STRP Observer Organizations, and IOPs

Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework: upscaling wetland conservation, restoration, and wise use through National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)

We are pleased to share a briefing paper, produced by the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) with the International Organization Partners (IOPs) and in consultation with the Secretariat for Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands. 

The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (KM-GBF) was adopted by 192 countries at CBD COP15 in December 2022. It contains four goals and 23 targets to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030. The KM-GBF provides a powerful new global mandate for the upscaling of wetland conservation, restoration, and wise use, and for cross-government, society-wide approaches. 

The opportunity now is to secure the inclusion of ambitious wetland targets and policies in National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), to meet commitments under both the CBD and the Convention on Wetlands, as a designated lead partner on wetlands and inland water biodiversity for the CBD.

The attached briefing paper, as an interim output from the STRP’s work to prepare guidance to support the global implementation of KM-GBF for wetlands (Task 5.2), sets out initial guidance on how the Convention on Wetlands focal points can engage with the NBSAP process.


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