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Verbetering verantwoordings-mechanisme biodiversiteitsverdrag

The Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Vodeselkwaliteit nominated Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen to prepare for and attend the CBD meeting Thematic Consultation on Transparent Implementation, Monitoring, Reporting and Review in Rome 20-22 February 2020. This workshop is intended to support the negotiations of the post-2020 framework of the CBD. The Ministerie also asked Ms. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen to meet a small group at the ministry ahead of the meeting to build capacity on the topic.

The Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) is the overarching international treaty for the protection of biodiversity. It was established in 1992 and most countries have ratified it. The CBD has, however, suffered from low degrees of implementation, and the efforts of its signatories has not been able to bend the curve of declining biodiversity.

Strategic plans

As an effort to increase action the CBD started to work on ten-year strategic plans in 2002 with more specific goals and targets and accompanying indicators to allow better follow-up and review. This has increased focus but not led to much higher goal attainment.

Member states are during 2019 and 2020 engaged in negotiating the strategic plan for 2021-2030 that will be adopted in October 2020. The Dutch Parliament has urged the government to be ambitious in these negotiations as has the EU.

A stronger framework for follow-up and review

One important element the EU is pushing for is a stronger framework for follow-up and review in order to strengthen accountability and implementation. The Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Vodeselkwaliteit nominated Sylvia Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen to prepare for and attend the CBD meeting Thematic Consultation on Transparent Implementation, Monitoring, Reporting and Review in Rome 20-22 February 2020. This workshop is intended to support the negotiations of the post-2020 framework of the CBD. The Ministerie also asked Ms. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen to meet a small group at the ministry ahead of the meeting to build capacity on the topic.

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