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Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Policy Brief

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The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its twenty Aichi Biodiversity Targets provides a globally recognized framework for priority actions on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources. The Strategic Plan is consistent with the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. The 196 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity are striving to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and the actions taken will support implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

This short document provides illustrative examples of how biodiversity can play an essential role in efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Details on the linkages between biodiversity and each of the SDGs are contained in the “Technical Note on Biodiversity and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

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