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The CBD and the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Target

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an agreement between countries based on natural and biological resources.

The CBD has three main goals:

  • to protect biodiversity;
  • to use biodiversity without destroying it;
  • and, to share any benefits from genetic diversity equally.

The CBD is also promoting the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Target and its five Strategic Goals:

Strategic Goal A: Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society
Strategic Goal B: Reduce the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote sustainable use
Strategic Goal C: To improve the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity
Strategic Goal D: Enhance the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services
Strategic Goal E: Enhance implementation through participatory planning, knowledge management and capacity building

To learn more about the CBD, biodiversity in general and the importance of the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Target, please visit the following websites.

  • (Almost) everything you wanted to know about the CBD. cbd.int
  • CBD information, activities and publications specifically targeting children and youth. cbd.int/youth
  • (Almost) everything you wanted to know about the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Target. cbd.int/sp/targets

Up to 2010, the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), the CBD was promoting the 2010 Biodiversity Target. For more information on the official assessment of progress toward the 2010 target, read Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 (available in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French, Spanish, English and Portuguese.