How PDBs can align with the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework?
Discussions on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework emphasize the necessity of a whole-of-society approach. All sectors of society need to take on board and contribute to the 2050 Goals, 2030 Milestones, and 2030 Action Targets.
Science has never been clearer on the unprecedented biodiversity loss and its mainly anthropogenic cause. And the consequences of this loss on human societies, as the zoonotic COVID-19 pandemic so abruptly proved, can surely be dramatic. To fulfil their own mandates in the long-term, PDBs now need to play their part in addressing the biodiversity crisis. Alongside their civil society partners, PDBs have, if they choose to deploy it, the strategic, governance, organizational and technical capacity to walk the talk and contribute to an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
This study was conducted by The Biodiversity Consultancy (TBC) under contract to WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) France, with funding support from WWF Germany and Agence Française de Développement (AFD). Renaud Lapeyre (WWFFrance) steered and co-ordinated the study and finalized the report. We are grateful to members of the WWF Steering Committee for the study and other partners for contributing valuable insights, guidance and review: Celine Beaulieu, Hugo Bluet, Kai Dombrowski, Fanny Gauttier, Kenan Hadzimusic, Sergiu Jiduc, Matthias Kopp, Margaret Kuhlow, Bruce Liggitt, David McCauley, Antoine Maudinet, Beatriz Merino, Florian Titze, Ray Victurine, and Helena Wright. We sincerely thank all the Public Development Bank staff and subject matter experts who generously made time available for interviews and for completing the online survey.