Support of the China Council for International Cooperation and Development in preparation of CBD COP15

States are currently negotiating a new global framework for biodiversity for the post-2020 period which will be adopted at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in China.

The Chinese government considers COP15 to be of great importance and has set up a working group on global biodiversity in 2018 as part of its international sustainability council (CCICED, China Council for International Cooperation and Development). Initially, the work of the CCICED working group concentrated primarily on traditional land conservation. Now, however, the sustainable use of biological diversity is also playing an increasing role. Potential for synergies with other biodiversity-related agreements, mainstreaming of biodiversity in other policy areas and sectors, and other CCICED working groups have gained prominence.

adelphi supported Germany’s Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN, Bundesamt für Naturschutz) in their contributions to the CCICED working group on global biodiversity. In this context, the project team prepared, a report to highlight possible synergies between biodiversity-relevant conventions as well as efforts to mainstream biodiversity.