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Designing and implementing the Global Biodiversity Framework

BioFrame – Design and Implementation of the New Global Biodiversity Framework

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV)

  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2019 to 2023

  • Products and expertise

    Climate, environment, management of natural resources

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National governments and the international community must take decisive action to stop the loss of biodiversity and implement the recommendations of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. At the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15), the international community will adopt the new Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). Subsequently, partner countries will revise and implement their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs). At the same time the CBD needs to develop tangible implementation instruments and must work together more effectively with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

The coronavirus pandemic also presents enormous challenges to international efforts to protect biodiversity and the climate. Many governments and companies are pursuing environmentally and biodiversity-friendly development as a means of overcoming the COVID-19 crisis.

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Selected partners receive support for further developing the Global Biodiversity Framework; partner countries benefit from advice on its first implementation steps and on the concept of green economic recovery.


The project works with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMUV), assisting Division NI5 – International Cooperation on Biodiversity in the negotiations under the CBD, especially on the GBF. In this context, the project also contributes actively to public relations work.

The project also provides strategic advice on instruments for implementing the GBF, on green economic recovery in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, and on synergies that exist between biodiversity conservation and climate action. In Costa Rica, Indonesia and South Africa, using measures to protect and restore nature, the project is exploring these synergies and testing integrated approaches. It is also supporting the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning in revising its NBSAPs.

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Last update: Oktober 2023

Additional information


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Implementing climate targets in Costa Rica and promoting regional knowledge transfer


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Supporting climate and biodiversity policy in South Africa


Panorama of a green mountain landscape

Supporting the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration


A lake with small trees in the water

Promoting national implementation of international biodiversity targets


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Terrestrial and marine biodiversity conservation and environmental protection


Various wild animals standing together at a watering hole