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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Gap Assessment Report on Challenges and Constraints in Means of Implementing Biodiversity Objectives in SIDS

Publication Year: 2022 Publisher: Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), CBD Seceratariat and UNDESA


The upcoming international landmark UN framework: the new Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework is expected to be adopted at the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) during its forthcoming 15th meeting (CBD COP 15). In this context, as countries adopt a biodiversity framework as a stepping stone towards the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”1, it is essential to identify the shared challenges, gaps and constraints that have prevented small island developing states (henceforth SIDS) from meeting their biodiversity goals.