The 2030 Agenda and Ecosystems – A discussion paper on the links between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals.
New report by Torbjörn Ebenhard from CBM; and Maria Schultz and Tristan D. Tyrrell from SwedBio.
Biodiversity and ecosystem services are essential to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Discussion Paper outlines the links between the Aichi Biodiversity Targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Sustainable Development Goals and Targets under the 2030 Agenda. The Aichi Biodiversity Targets contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, and the two processes can be mutually supportive for effective implementation. An analysis of the wording of both the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the SDGs shows overlap and synergy between the two processes. The kind of analysis developed in this paper can help to understand such synergies, but further in-depth analysis is needed.