|Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA20 Side Event
Room 7A 3rd Floor
Verifying area-based conservation to implement Target 11 road maps
Paragraph 54 of document UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/2, ‘Updated Assessment of Progress Towards Selected Aichi Biodiversity Targets,’ emphasizes that the implementation of Target 11 road maps requires focused actions, funding and technical support, and monitoring and reporting.
In support of Target 11 road maps, this side event updated the Parties and stakeholders on three key initiatives verifying area-based conservation:
The IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas which aims to recognize success in achieving conservation outcomes
The Verified Conservation Area (VCA) Approach which offers an inclusive, visible, and accountable way to recognize and encourage conservation
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Forestry Management Standard which aims to contribute to the conservation of biological diversity
In this respect, the event also explored opportunities for linking Target 11 road maps to sustainable production and consumption (Target 3), sustainable productive landscapes (Target 7), ecosystem restoration (Target 15), and resource mobilization (Target 20).
Followed by nibbles and drinks!