From Paris to Beijing: Insights gained from the UNFCCC Paris Agreement for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

Negotiations have started on a new global framework for biodiversity. In 2020, in Beijing, a new international biodiversity framework will be agreed under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). This policy brief provides relevant insights for the CBD negotiations gained from an analysis of the Paris Agreement. Three elements of the Paris Agreement receive specific attention: the shift in governance that took place in the UNFCCC between Copenhagen and Paris, the architecture of the Paris Agreement, and the role of non-state actors within the climate regime. The policy brief, furthermore, addresses the required cooperation between the UNFCCC and CBD.