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Submission to the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) post-2020 framework on mainstreaming

3 February 2020

Biodiversity is declining at unprecedented rates, and ICMM members recognise they have an important role to play.

The United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020 is coming to an end, and it is developing what needs to be an ambitious new global biodiversity framework. The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework as a route towards its 2050 vision of ‘Living in harmony with nature’. Parties, governments, and all relevant organisations and stakeholders must  contribute to its implementation. 

ICMM’s submission on the UN Biodiversity’s Convention on Biological Diversity post-2020 framework emphasises the need for clear and accessible global goals for biodiversity which set one direction of travel for society, business and governments. The approach to mainstreaming biodiversity into industrial sectors must build on existing good practice and harness the contribution of progressive companies as partners for change. ICMM’s submission highlights the importance of mainstreaming into sectors and shares lessons from experience in managing biodiversity in the mining industry, so that together we can be more effective stewards of nature. Read our full submission here.