In preparation for the Fifteenth Convention of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the alliance for biodiversity knowledge is organizing a community consultation. With the help of key partners across the science-policy interface, the consultation will engage those involved in developing global and national indicators under the CBD’s post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs).
To start the discussion, we encourage community members to read the white paper, Primary biodiversity data and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, which provides an overview of the dependence of previous and future indicator frameworks on primary biodiversity data.
This agenda for the webinar will form the basis of a two-week moderated consultation addressing the themes of:
- Improving data models and standards for improved usability
- Addressing spatial, temporal and taxonomic biases in primary biodiversity data
- Increasing transparency in processes for indicator development
The discussion will explore how to improve workflows around the primary biodiversity data on which indicators and EBVs rely and highlight the key role of biodiversity observation networks and information facilities in achieving the goals of the GBF.
More details available from the alliance for biodiversity knowledge.