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Technical Note on Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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This note is developed as a technical complement to the “Policy Brief on Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. It is intended to help decision-makers such as government representatives and development professionals to understand more easily the contributions of biodiversity to achieving the SDGs. It presents a mapping of the linkages between the SDGs, and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

The table on the following page offers a summary of linkages between SDGs and Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The rest of the publication provides a more detailed description of the linkages between biodiversity and specific SDGs and their associated targets, and also provides a cross-reference to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

The publication illustrates the most direct linkages between the targets for the SDGs and biodiversity. However, it should be noted that biodiversity may also indirectly contribute to the achievement of other targets not analysed in this document.

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