Timeline

The Path to 2020
Check out the Task Force’s timeline below to see the path to 2020.
This is not an exhaustive list of events leading up to 2020. Click here for the UNEP WCMC 2020 Biodiversity Strategic Planning Timeline, another great resource providing information on various events leading to the next Convention on Biological Diversity in 2020.
  • Promise of Sydney, IUCN World Parks Congress, Sydney, Australia

    Over 6000 participants from 160 countries met to discuss threats to nature and biological diversity. The meeting produced a document, The Promise of Sydney, where the participants declared their intentions to invigorate efforts to advance conservation and protected areas with bold vision and action.

    November 2014
  • IUCN World Conservation Congress, Hawai‘i

    The Beyond the Beyond the Aichi Targets Task Force is commissioned in Hawai‘i at the IUCN World Conservation Congress. Harvey Locke is appointed Chair. Terms of reference developed.

    September 2016
  • Initial Scoping Meeting, Isle of Vilm, Germany

    An intensive meeting which brought together a group of participants from diverse geographical and institutional backgrounds to explore and define the scope and agenda of the Task Force.

    July 2017
  • Australian Consultation, Brisbane, Australia

    The Task Force met with members of IUCN Australia and other leading figures in conservation to consult, hear, and exchange ideas on post-2020 conservation targets.

    November 2017
  • Indigenous Consultation, Banff

    Indigenous scholars and leaders from across Canada shared information on protected and conserved areas, indigenous worldviews, and indigenous science. Synergies between indigenous knowledge and western science were explored.

    December 2017
  • Global Survey of Scientists

    The Task Force surveyed the global membership of the International Society for Conservation Biology in three languages on area-based conservation. 363 scientists from 81 countries responded.

    December/January 2017
  • Targets for a Living and Livable Planet: East African Regional Perspectives, Nairobi, Kenya

    To gain perspectives and expertise on conservation from the East African Region, the Task Force met with leading conservationists in Nairobi, Kenya.

    January 2018
  • Tanzania and Kenya Connectivity Meetings, Arusha, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya

    Co-organized with the Connectivity Specialist Group, these pair of meetings explored the topic of connectivity in the East African Region in the context of planning for post-2020 conservation targets.

    January 2018
  • Space for Nature Symposium, Zoological Society of London, UK

    The ZSL Symposium symposium brought together scientists, policy-makers, business leaders, civil society and donors to review science and policy options and provide recommendations to the CBD and raise awareness about biodiversity loss.

    February 2018
  • IUCN WCPA Steering Committee Meeting, Al Shouf, Lebanon

    The Task Force presented the results of the Global Survey of Scientists and received approval for proceeding on the development of the Three Conditions framework.

    April 2018
  • Convention on Biodiversity 2nd Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI2), Montreal, Canada

    The Task Force hosted a side-event: Reporting on the Global Dialogue on the Future of In-Situ Conservation at which we reported on the results of a global survey of conservation scientists on the adequacy and requirements for in-situ conservation and presented and presented a new idea, the Three Global Conditions for Biodiversity Conservation. More info about the outcomes of this meeting.

    July 2018
  • North American Congress for Conservation Biology (NACCB), Toronto, Canada

    Chair Harvey Locke attended NACCB 2018 and spoke about Conservation Targets And Conservation Needs: Canada Target 1, Aichi Target 11 And Beyond

    July 2018
  • Consultation at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany, Beijing, China

    The Task Force met with Chinese experts to consult and exchange ideas on post-2020 conservation targets.

    August 2018
  • Building Climate Resilience through Nature: Business risk and Opportunity, Banff, Canada

    Co-hosted by the Insurance Bureau of Canada and the Task Force, this consultation explored the intersections between nature conservation and business opportunities, especially concerning climate resilience.

    September 2018
  • Consultation on Area-Based Conservation Targets in the Marine Realm, Paris, France

    A consultation of leading marine conservationists exploring requirements for area-based marine conservation and connectivity.

    October 2018
  • 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

    The Task Force hosted a side-event at which we reported on the results of a global survey of conservation scientists on the adequacy and requirements for in-situ conservation and presented and presented a new idea, the Three Global Conditions for Biodiversity Conservation. More info about the outcomes of the COP14.

    November 2018
  • WCPA submission to the IUCN views on post-2020 global biodiversity

    The World Commission on Protected Areas submitted the findings of the Task Force to the IUCN through inclusion in IUCN's position to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Documents:

    IUCN views on post-2020 global biodiversity framework content and scope.

    IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Position Paper inputs to IUCN for CBD Submission December 15, 2018

    December 2018
  • Consultation on Post-2020 Targets and Ecological and Forest Landscape Restoration

    Co-hosted with IUCN’s Global Forest and Climate Change Programme, this meeting of ecological restoration experts considered the convergence of global restoration efforts and the protected and conserved areas and large landscape conservation.

    January 2019
  • New Deal for Nature & People Dinner, World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
    January 2019
  • Marine Conservation Targets Meeting, Washington DC, USA

    The Task Force hosted a meeting with marine experts to continue discussions marine protected areas and post-2020 targets which began in October 2018.

    February 2019
  • CBD Regional Consultation on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, Bonn, Germany
    March 2019
  • Nature Champions Summit, Montreal, Canada

    Canada hosted an international summit to accelerate nature protection. The Nature Champions Summit endeavored to build an international, high-ambition coalition and drive global nature protection forward. See the Nature Champions Call to Action.

    April 2019
  • IUCN WCPA Steering Committee Meeting, Amboseli National Park, Kenya

    The Steering Committee of the World Commission on Protected Areas met to discuss post-2020 strategy and dimensions relating to the African Protected Areas Congress and the Latin American Protected Areas Congress. The Task Force presented its findings including refinement of the Three Global Conditions.

    May 2019
  • Informal Meeting on Connectivity in the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework, Bonn, Germany

    The Task Force co-organized a discussion on connectivity with the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). CMS experts along with the WCPA Connectivity Conservation Specialist Group discussed ways of enhancing interest in connectivity in global conservation agendas.

    May 2019
  • Workshop: Gaining consensus on spatial and temporal biodiversity metrics for informed decision-making, Cambridge, UK

    The Task Force Chair participated in a week long meeting and presented the Three Global Conditions and explored how it meshes with the Bending the Curve of Biodiversity Loss approach. The meeting was organized by the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), National Geographic Society (NGS), Luc Hoffmann Institute (LHI), the NatureMap consortium, and the Science Based Targets Network.

    May 2019
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences - National Geographic Society International Symposium on Biodiversity Sciences, Beijing, China

    The Task Force participated in the Chinese Academy of Sciences - National Geographic Society International Symposium on Biodiversity Sciences and presented the Three Global Conditions of Biological Diversity and Sustainable Use framework.

    June 2019
  • Webinar: Conservation targets and how much of the world do we need to protect?

    Watch the webinar

    This webinar originally aired on 11 July, 2019. It was attended by over 250 participants.

    Presented by: Harvey Locke of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Beyond the Aichi Targets Task Force

    Co-sponsors: NOAA National MPA Center, OCTO (MPA News, OpenChannels), and the EBM Tools Network (co-coordinated by OCTO and NatureServe).

    July 2019
  • Pan-African Consultation and African Protected Areas Congress Meeting
    August 2019
  • CBD First meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, Nairobi, Kenya
    August 2019
  • Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Protected Areas, Lima, Peru
    October 2019
  • ASEAN Region Heritage Parks Conference, Pakse, Laos
    October 2019
  • First World Forum on Nature Conservation, Shenzhen, China
    October 2019
  • Informal briefing by the Co-Chairs on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, Montreal, Canada
    November 2019
  • CBD 23rd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, Montreal, Canada

    Join us for our side-event at the SBSTTA meeting. To meet the CBD 2050 vision of healthy biodiversity, ecosystem services, and a sustainable human society, we need integrated frameworks that look at both conservation and human use. After two years of consultations around the world, we have developed the Three Global Conditions (3Cs) for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use implementation framework.
    Come learn about the Three Conditions framework, its scientific underpinnings, and hear reflections from around the world on the value of this framework for use in the Post-2020 Strategic Plan of the CBD.

    November 2019
  • Thematic workshop on area-based conservation measures for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, Montreal, Canada

    The purpose of this meeting is to elicit views on area-based conservation measures, to be included in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. The outputs of this workshop will form a basis of a report which will serve as an input into the formal process.

  • Thematic workshop on resource mobilization for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, Berlin, Germany

    Resource mobilization will be an integral part of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. It is expected this meeting will produce concrete proposals to be considered in the further development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

    December 2019
  • World Biodiversity Forum, Davos, Swizterland

    The thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals will address a broad range of issues related to the objectives of the convention.

    January 2020
  • Convention on Migratory Species COP13, India

    The thirteenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals will address a broad range of issues related to the objectives of the convention.

    February 2020
  • Second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, Kunming, China
    February 2020
  • UN Ocean Conference 2020, Lisbon, Portugal (postponed)

    The 2020 UN Ocean Conference will convene to support implementation of SDG 14: Conserve and sustinably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustinable development. The overarching theme of the conference will be "Scaling up ocean action based on science and innovation for the implementation of Goal 14: stocktaking, partnerships and solutions."

    June 2020
  • Special virtual sessions of SBSTTA and SBI

    The special sessions provide opportunities for the presentation of information and for statements by Parties and observers. No decisions or formal recommendations will be made at the special sessions. Interpretation will be provided in all UN languages.
    The programme of the special virtual sessions will include:
    - A testing of the virtual platform, 14 September
    - Launch of the fifth edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook (Special Session of SBSTTA), 15 September
    - Testing of A Party-Led Review Process, Through an Open-Ended Forum (Special Session of SBI), 16 And 17 September
    - Strategy for Resource Mobilization (Special session of SBI), 17 September
    - Preparation of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (Special Joint Session of SBSTTA and SBI), 18 September

    September 2020
  • 75th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75), New York, USA

    The 75th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75) will bring together all 193 Member States of the UN to discuss and work together on a wide array of international issues covered by the UN Charter, such as development, peace and security, international law.
    Relevance to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. This is an opportunity to raise the political profile of the post-2020 process.

    September 2020
  • IUCN World Conservation Congress, Marseille, France (new dates)

    January 2021
  • CBD 24th meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-24), Montreal, Canada (TBC)
    2021
  • CBD 3rd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI-3), Montreal, Canada (TBC)
    2021
  • Third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (TBC)

    The open-ended intersessional working group in developing the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will meet multiple times in 2019-2020, prior to the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. These sessions negotiations will shape and define the post-2020 agenda.

    2021
  • 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Kunming, China (TBC)
    May 2021
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