The Secretariat of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) and the bioDISCOVERY programme of Future Earth have convened a group of international experts to prepare a series of science briefs to provide scientific support for the negotiations of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework at the fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (WG2020-4) held in Nairobi, Kenya (21-26 June 2022). This work was preceded by an information document (“Expert input to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework: transformative actions on all drivers of biodiversity loss are urgently required to achieve the global goals by 2050”; CBD/SBSTTA/24/INF/31) prepared for the concurrent meetings WG2020-03, SBSTTA24 and SBI3 held in Geneva, Switzerland, 14-29 March 2022. A shorter version of the document has been published in One Earth (Leadley et al. 2022, DOI:10.1016/j.oneear.2022.05.009).

The following briefs aim to provide an updated assessment and recommendations for select targets and goals of the GBF, as well as the monitoring framework. The set of briefs published in June 2022 were compiled in an information documents for WG2020-04 (CBD/WG2020/4/INF/2/Rev.2) and a briefing note for the expert workshop on the monitoring framework held in Bonn, Germany (29 June – 1 July 2022) (CBD/ID/OM/2022/1/INF/2).

Video for the Ecosystem brief: