In December 2022, Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will meet in Montreal, Canada, to determine the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). This meeting, known as the COP15, happens after the CBD’s 2011-2020 framework for action that set out 20 “Aichi targets” — which, unfortunately, have not been achieved. The CBD is a legally binding agreement.

In the lead up to CBD COP15, negotiations to develop the post-2020 Framework are undertaken by a dedicated open-ended working group, to which Friends of the Earth International contributes. Alongside allied organisations in the CBD Alliance, we have drawn up a list of ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for a successful framework. Specifically for the CBD COP15, our policy recommendations and targets are presented in this document.