CBCGDF’s Recommendations on Selected Issues for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
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The Secretary-General of China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) Dr. Zhou Jinfeng will be attending a Thematic Workshop on Area-based Conservation Measures for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework on 1-3 December 2019 in Montreal, Canada, organized by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).


Area-based conservation measures, including protected areas, other effective area-based conservation measures, indigenous community-managed areas, conservancies, outcomes of spatial planning and other land/sea use planning and management forms are considered by many CBD stakeholders as important elements to address conservation, sustainable use as well as equitable benefit-sharing objectives of the Convention, bearing in mind that all ecosystems need management strategies to secure biodiversity. Many conceptual approaches, initiatives, and specific proposals have emerged in recent years as the CBD community started the post-2020 preparatory process.


In view of this interest and of the growing activities of many stakeholders outside the formal post-2020 preparatory process of the Convention (CBD), which are meant to influence this process at various stages, the Co-Chairs of the Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework and the Secretariat of the Convention are organizing a thematic workshop on this topic of area-based conservation measures. This will enable experts from Parties to the Convention to have an initial informal dialogue, including with stakeholders on various aspects of area-based conservation measures and their place in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. This workshop is one of the thematic meetings presented to and approved by the Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework at its first meeting.


In this context, on the occasion of CBCGDF’s attending this Workshop, a Statement has been released by CBCGDF. The key messages are as follows:


The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is a unique framework built to truly tackle the imperative state of our nature's emergency. CBCGDF is, however, presenting some useful recommendations that would be significant for inclusion in the agendas of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.


CBCGDF recommends the idea of a “Human-based Solution” (HbS). As we all know, the environmental challenges the world face today such as biodiversity losses and climate crisis are all caused by anthropogenic activities. To fix the problems, we humans have to step up to provide solutions to the problem which is why we are proposing the Human-based Solution be included in the Agenda of Post-2020 Framework. The Human-based Solution is a fundamental solution to the World's ecological and environmental issues. A person's change can influence other people, enterprises, institutions, governments, and other social units to make changes as well.


In view of the recent “Oriental storks starving” issue, CBCGDF proposes a third party participatory approach involving local indigenous people or conservation organizations to actively monitor and survey protected areas from time to time reporting any unusual activities in the area to authorities which welcomes the idea of the CBD/SBSTTA/22/L.2 Annex II Voluntary Guidance On Effective Governance Models For Management Of Protected Areas, Including Equity, Taking Into Account Work Being Undertaken Under Article 8(J).


CBCGDF recommends the idea of the "People's Participation Approach" through the “China Conservation Area” (CCAfa) system. This system is a community based innovative protected areas program aimed at bio-bridging fragmented habitats, endangered species protection and advanced sustainable livelihood of the people. CBCGDF’s experiences have shown that communities and indigenous people can play a very effective role in conservation. CCAfa can effectively complement the current shortage and vacancy of local civil protection forces, and form a set of fast, convenient and effective protection mechanisms. At the same time, it effectively integrates into the existing and mature nature reserve system.


CBCGDF recommends the idea of combating illegal wildlife trade to the CBD Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Action Agenda. Wildlife poaching and illegal trade are rampant inside or outside of the national protected areas that completely goes against the Aichi Biodiversity Targets item 12. The CBD/SBSTTA/22/L.2 Annex I.II (Voluntary Guidance) suggests steps for enhancing and supporting integration into the landscape, seascapes, and sectors, as well as secondly steps for enhancing and supporting the mainstreaming of protected areas other effective area-based conservation measures across sectors. In view of the growing status of the illegal wildlife trade, CBCGDF recommends that “Combating Illegal Wildlife Trade” should be included as part of the steps in enhancing and supporting the mainstreaming of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures across sectors.


The detailed recommendations from CBCGDF to the Parties on CBD Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to amend and strengthen the contents of the Agenda are as follows:

Post2020 WS CBCGDF.pdf

By / Harry, Maggie