17.10.2014 | Research, iDiv, Biodiversity Conservation, Media Release

iDiv scientists submit study to help reaching international targets by 2020

Representatives of more than 190 countries have come together at the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, to assess the progress towards the 20 Aichi targets of the CBD. The meeting examines the conclusions of the Global Biodiversity Outlook 4 report, which shows that despite increasing efforts, including a remarkable expansion in protected areas, it is unlikely that most of the targets will be met by 2020, if we remain on our current trajectory. Recently a study published in "Basic and Applied Ecology" by a team of 22 experts – including scientists of iDiv and the Martin Luther University – proposes a framework to get countries back on track to the Aichi targets. This framework can be used by countries to identify actions that address simultaneous, multiple targets reducing the overall efforts needed to implement the 2020 Biodiversity Strategy.

For more information please see our press release (in German)

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