International Workshop on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

International Workshop on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Are approaches and lessons from the biodiversity cluster relevant for the management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020? (Berlin, January 2018)

On 15-16 January 2018, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, with support from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany, is hosting a workshop on the Aichi biodiversity targets and their possible relevance for the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020.

Background

The first meeting of the intersessional process to prepare recommendations regarding the Strategic Approach and the sound management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020 was held in Brasilia, Brazil, on 7-9 February 2017. At the meeting, several representatives suggested that a management framework for chemicals and waste beyond 2020 should include strategic goals and targets, both qualitative and quantitative. During the discussion, reference was made also to the five strategic goals and 20 targets of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and that the goals and targets had helped to give focus to the biodiversity agenda and facilitated consolidated action under a single umbrella by a range of stakeholders (see the Co-chairs’ summary, “scope” section).

Workshop and next steps

The workshop in January 2018 will explore to what extent the Aichi model and experience from the biodiversity cluster could be relevant for management of chemicals and waste beyond 2020. The workshop was announced to SAICM stakeholders in November 2017 and is expected to bring together 40-50 participants from around the world

Results of the workshop will feed into other informal workshops on chemicals and waste beyond 2020 and will be shared at the SAICM regional and intersessional meetings in 2018, for further consideration.

For more information on the workshop, please consult the information note
 

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