CBD Events

Consultation Meeting on Landscape Approaches


An “Informal meeting on landscape and seascape approaches and their relevance to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework” was held in the margins of the Second meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework on 23 February 2020 at FAO Headquarters in Rome, Italy. Around 35 participants—mostly delegates from national government parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)—attended for a lively discussion of what a landscape approach can contribute to making biodiversity policy more effective, and to share experiences and perspectives from countries around the world.

Participants at the meeting identified a number of benefits of landscape approaches, particularly that they can improve inclusivity by bringing together all interests and stakeholders in a landscape, enhance management of protected areas and spatial planning through greater connectivity across the landscape, and help to align policy at multiple levels. The meeting was co-organized with the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands, and the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.

For more information, please see the UNU-IAS website here.


The briefing report of this meeting is available here.