Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People Reversing Biodiversity Loss and Promoting Positive Gains to 2030

You are invited to join a global movement of people, across institutions and sectors, committed to accelerate progress on globally agreed biodiversity goals and to meet at least one of the 3 objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)


Build on efforts from non-state actors and other stakeholders in support of the post-2020 biodiversity framework

Aim to reverse biodiversity loss and restore nature at global, regional and local levels

Raise awareness of the urgency and ambition for actions to shift the course to positive biodiversity gains

Intend to rebuild our human-nature relationship

Are profiled on the CBD's website, social media channels and at official meetings

Inspire further actions in the lead up to the UNGA 2020 Biodiversity Summit, the Subsidiary Bodies of the Convention and the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15, COP-MOP 10 and COP-MOP 4)

More information is under the background section below.

Food systems and health

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The Plant Resource Center/Vietnam/Asia, will develop research on plant genetic resources for conservation and use for food and agriculture, and relevant areas by designing and implementing plans, programmes, projects, including goals, actions, evaluation and relevant indicators on plant genetic resources conservation and social/environmental and economic issues.

Freshwater, coastal and ocean ecosystems

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NET Africa (Natural Environment Technology in Africa) with the Global Water Partnership are currently developing Citizen Science Apps within the River Nile Basin to engage citizens regarding the environment across Africa, in particular regarding wetlands management.

Conservation and restoration of land ecosystemsns

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Beeodiversity will continue to monitor biodiversity and pollution with bees that intervene as drones of the environment (Beeomonitoring), a European project as an innovative tool scientific based to assess ecosystems and make use of scientific indicators.(possibly also climate change).

Climate change mitigation and adaptation

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National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity/Mexico/Latin America, has committed to measure the connectivity of protected areas in Mexico and Colombia, including the contribution to mitigate the loss of biodiversity to reduce impacts on land use, vegetal cover and climate change.

Conservation and sustainable use of species

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The China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBGDF) has committed to protect the Tiaozini wetland to, among others, safeguard migratory birds through sanctuaries, including the endangered spoon-billed sandpiper, as the wetland is part of the World Natural Heritage Nomination List application of the IUCN. CBGDF is also committed to protect the relic gulls as an endangered migratory bird by establishing a volunteer based program entitled: Community Conservation Area for Relic Gulls at Tianjin (CCAfa).

Sustainable consumption and production

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The International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) is developing good-practice guidance on the implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework for the oil and gas industry, including supporting nature-based solutions and mainstreaming biodiversity into the relevant sectors.

Act4nature is an initiative launched by Entreprises pour l’Environnement, 40 French and international large companies from all sectors of the economy, and 20 partners, with the aim of mobilizing 75 companies to protect, promote and restore biodiversity, including to set up global development strategies in businesses to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets through a pledge to undertake 10 common commitments and individual commitments.


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Hyper Luminal Games, in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), developed CALEDON – a game to enthuse and educate youth of plant health scientists.

Urban sustainability

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National Society of Conservationists, a member of the Friends of the Earth International and other international environmentas NGOs/Hungary, Easter Europe, aims to promote protected areas of the capital city, Budapest, this year by holding presentations and developing books to be made available, among others, in the areas.

Examples of green fiance, access to benefit-sharing and biosafety will be made available shortly.

Pledges by Region

Some pledges are for multiple countries and and some address multiple actors


Launched in November 2018 by the Governments of Egypt and China supported by the Secretariat of the CBD

The Action Agenda aims to turn pledges into measurable actions that support and complement the efforts of Governments in implementing the Aichi Biodivesity Targets, the Sustainable Development Goals and the upcoming Global Biodiversity Framework

Roadmap to UN Biodiversity Conference


"As one global community, let’s set the scene for action that will allow us to build back better, and take the actions needed for a sustainable future"

Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Acting Executive Secretary of the CBD

"We only have one Earth, on which we all live and upon which we all depend. Biodiversity is the foundation for human survival and development. With this initiative, we are calling on Parties to redouble their efforts to halt biodiversity loss"

His Excellency Mr. Li Ganjie, Former Minister of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China

"We need to work with people and groups of people from all sectors and all backgrounds and invite them to make their own commitments"

Her Excellency Ms. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt and President of the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)



Upcoming Events: Subsidiary Body of Implementation 3

UN Biodiversity Conference

To contact us, please email: action.agenda@cbd.int


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