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Progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets: An Assessment of Biodiversity Trends, Policy Scenarios and Key Actions

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The assessment contained in this technical study represents the collective effort of more than fifty international experts drawn from various institutions from around the world as well as several rounds of peer review. It was overseen by the Advisory Group for GBO-4 and the Bureau of the Convention’s Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice. It greatly advances the current understanding of the status and trends of biodiversity and provides information on the types of actions necessary to achieve the Targets which is vital for Parties to decide on how best they may contribute to the global attainment of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. But it also demonstrates the challenges of covering all aspects of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the need to invest in systematic monitoring programmes that provide continuous status and trends information in areas needed for decision making.

The assessment contained in this study makes it clear that while progress is being made towards the attainment of most Aichi Biodiversity Targets; significant work remains before us; on our current trajectory we are unlikely to
reach the majority of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by their deadline. The information contained in this study will help all stakeholders in charting the road ahead and in putting us on a path where biodiversity is valued, conserved and wisely used for the benefit of all people.

Access the report here on Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s website https://www.cbd.int/doc/publications/cbd-ts-78-en.pdf

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