Organisation of the National Forum on Biological Diversity

The National Biodiversity Strategy (NBS) was adopted in late 2007 to implement the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD, adopted in 1992) in Germany. The NBS consists of an extensive range of fields of action and concrete measures to ensure that Germany's highly threatened biodiversity is maintained and protected more effectively.

In order to raise awareness about these fields of action and measures and set their implementation in motion, a series of dialogue fora were established from the end of 2007. These aim to bring the various actor groups into the implementation process. They include national dialogue fora with particular interest groups, such as business, conservation organisations and others as well as fora at the Länder (regional) level.

The National Forum on Biodiversity is an important part in this dialogue process. This involves the annual invitation of many different national actors to exchange views on the current state of the implementation process and encourage advances in their respective fields of action. The National Forum on Biodiversity thus offers one of Germany's most important platforms for exchanging scientific knowledge and practical experience on the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy.

adelphi supported the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) with substantive and logistical preparation, implementation and follow-up of the 7th National Biodiversity Forum. The forum took place on 14 October 2015 in Berlin.