The end of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020, along with the Convention on Biological Diversity's Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 with its Aichi Biodiversity Targets, is fast approaching, and policymakers have begun the process of planning for a new Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. CBD COP 14 produced a Decision adopting a process that would include a series of regional and thematic consultations and similar events, plus an open-ended working group, to develop the framework. This Expert Thematic Workshop was one of these events, and was envisioned as a part of this ongoing process, with its outputs to feed into subsequent events and eventually the framework itself.
Participants included all of the attendees of IPSI-8, plus a number of invited experts from CBD Party governments and invited experts identified for their particular expertise. Participants engaged in a series of wide-ranging discussions on a number of themes related to landscape approaches, and generated many recommendations for ways for landscape approaches to contribute to biodiversity policy beyond 2020. As part of the workshop, a joint Public Forum was held with IPSI-8, titled "Socio-ecological Production Landscapes and Seascapes for Biodiversity Conservation".
The workshop report is submitted as an input to the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework process, and its recommendations are intended to contribute to the incorporation of a landscape perspective in the framework.