Thematic area: International Day for Biological Diversity

As part of the efforts to raise awareness of the negotiations of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is pleased to announce that the theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on 22 May 2020 will be:

“Our Solutions are in Nature”

The theme for the day shows that Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future.


With a number of events and activities, 2020 promises to be a “super year” for global biodiversity governance, environmental decision making and ultimately for all life on Earth. The celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) will be part of a broader commemoration of Biodiversity Week, from 18 to 22 May 2020. This will coincide with the twenty-fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, which will take place from 18 to 23 May 2020 in Montreal, Canada. For more information:

The text of this notification is also available on the CBD website at:…/notificat…/2020/ntf-2020-007-idb-en.pdf