CBD COP15 and the African Wildlife Economy
Convention on Biological Diversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993. It has 3 main objectives:
- The conservation of biological diversity
- The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity
- The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources
Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including Aichi Biodiversity Targets
In decision X/2, the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10), held from 18 to 29 October 2010, in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, adopted a revised and updated Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, for the 2011-2020 period. This Plan provided an overarching framework on biodiversity, not only for the biodiversity-related conventions, but for the entire United Nations system and all other partners engaged in biodiversity management and policy development.
Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework
The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) will see the adoption of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The framework provides a strategic vision and a global roadmap for the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems for the next decade.
At the COP15, decisions will be made on the content of the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework and on related matters that can impact on Africa's wildlife economy. These include the nexus between area-based conservation, sustainable utilisation of wildlife, and the livelihoods of rural communities.
This event page highlights agenda items and events of particular relevance to the African wildlife economy.
A selection of CBD COP19 agenda items
relevant to the African Wildlife Economy
Agenda item 9. The post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
The Conference of the Parties is expected to review the draft framework with a view to adopting a final version on the basis of a recommendation from the Working Group at its fifth meeting.
- CBD/COP/15/2 (Item 9 pages 14-67) - Draft decisions for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
- CBD/COP/15/5/Add.1 - Kunming Declaration: Ecological civilization: building a shared future for all life on Earth
- CBD/WG2020/REC/4/1 - Recommendation adopted by the Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
- CBD/WG2020/4/4 - Report of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework on its fourth meeting
- CBD/SBSTTA/23/9 (pages 6-22) - Elements of scientific and technical guidance for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
Agenda item 10. Enhancing integration with respect to provisions related to Article 8(j) and related provisions.
A possible element of a new programme of work related to indigenous peoples and local communities is "To promote the sustainable use of biological diversity, including the customary sustainable use of wildlife and traditional food production practices and agriculture systems."
- CBD/WG8J/11/7 (page 7) - Report of the Ad Hoc Open-Ended Inter-Sessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity on its Eleventh meeting
Agenda item 12. Resource mobilization and the financial mechanism.
Accordingly, a report on the informal consultative process is being made available as an information document. In addition, document CBD/COP/15/11 provides a final report on the information submitted by Parties through the financial reporting framework established by decisions XI/4 and XII/3. Under this item, the Conference of the Parties at its fifteenth meeting may wish to consider the aforementioned documentation, in particular the draft decision contained in SBI recommendation 3/6.
- CBD/COP/15/2 (Item 12 pages 79-118) - Draft decisions for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
- CBD/COP/15/10 - The financial mechanism: Matters related to guidance to the Global Environment Facility
- CBD/COP/15/11 - Resource mobilization: final analysis of information provided through the financial reporting framework
- CBD/SBI/3/21 (pages 68-95) - 3/6. Resource mobilization and 3/7. The financial mechanism
Agenda item 16. Mainstreaming of biodiversity within and across sectors.
Further to this recommendation, the Executive Secretary invited Parties, other Governments, indigenous peoples and local communities, relevant stakeholders and partners, to review the long-term strategic approach to mainstreaming biodiversity and its action plan and to submit their views. A compilation of submissions received is made available in an information document. Under this item, the Conference of the Parties may wish to consider the draft decision contained in SBI recommendation 3/15, reproduced in the compilation of draft decisions (CBD/COP/15/2), taking into account the compilation of views provided in an information document.
- CBD/COP/15/2 (Item 16 pages 194-205) - Draft decisions for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
- CBD/SBI/3/21 (pages 158-165) - 3/15. Mainstreaming of biodiversity within and across sectors and other strategic actions to enhance implementation: Long-term strategic approach to mainstreaming
Agenda item 22. Sustainable wildlife management.
The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice requested the Executive Secretary to identify actions to fully reflect, address and integrate the findings of the gender gap analysis in the implementation of the voluntary guidance for a sustainable wild meat sector. The Conference of the Parties will be invited to consider this matter on the basis of the draft decision arising from SBSTTA recommendation 23/3. The Conference of the Parties will also have before it for its information a report on the work of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management.
- CBD/COP/15/2 (Item 22 pages 236-7) - Draft decisions for the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
- CBD/SBSTTA/23/9 (pages 28-30) - 23/3. Sustainable wildlife management
A selection of CBD COP19 side events
relevant to the African Wildlife Economy
Towards sustainable use of wild species for people, nature and positive health outcomes: Robust measurement of national and global commitments around harvest, use and trade
08 Dec 2022
Use and trade of wild species are at the nexus of today’s most pressing conservation and development concerns. The use and trade in wild animal, plant and fungi species contributes to the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people around the world and generates hundreds of billions of dollars of economic value annually. However, all too often, efforts to ensure this use and trade remain legal and at sustainable levels struggle to succeed. This is jeopardising the status of species, ecosystems and the wellbeing of people who depend on wild resources for their livelihood.
Wild meat and the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework: highlights from the Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme
13 Dec 2022
Millions of people depend on wild meat for food and income. Wild meat is an important source of protein, fat and micronutrients, particularly for Indigenous Peoples and rural communities in tropical and subtropical regions of Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
This side event will explore participatory opportunities to promote sustainable solutions to wild meat consumption in different contexts. The Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme will present the progress being made towards the implementation of the Decision 14/7 on sustainable wildlife management and the Voluntary Guidance for a sustainable wild meat sector adopted by CoP14. The discussions will be enriched by the SWM Programme initial work on the development of indicators that measure sustainability, legality and safety of harvest, use and trade in wild species (across all taxa). This includes species hunted for their meat.
Business and Biodiversity Forum
12-13 Dec 2022
The two-day event will provide a unique opportunity for the business community to have an open dialogue on what business action really looks like, what are the policies needed to scale up ambition and to identify tools and solutions that can support companies in moving away from business as usual.
Finance and Biodiversity Day
14 Dec 2022
COP15 will include a dedicated full-day event on Finance and Biodiversity. The event will include policymakers and regulators, financial supervisors and central banks, public finance, and the various facets of private finance. Key topics to be discussed include:
Solutions for scaling-up the financing of activities that protect, regenerate and make sustainable use of biodiversity, as well as promote social development and equity, including support to nature-based solutions, innovative financial approaches, public-private partnerships, and the role of local communities and indigenous people.
CIC Markhor Award
15 Dec 2022
The Markhor Award honours conservation projects that link the conservation of biodiversity and human livelihoods through sustainable use. It is presented at every CBD COP, highlighting sustainable use as the second pillar of the Convention.
The role of sustainable management of wild species by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) in meeting the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)
15 Dec 2022
Highlighting lessons learned and best practices from the sustainable use of wild species by IPLCs that can inform effective implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.