In 1992, the international community agreed on the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). With more than 196 member states it is one of the broadest international conventions. Nevertheless, effective measures to ensure biodiversity protection are still dramatically lacking: In 2014 the vast majority of the countries have not achieved any of the so-called Aichi-goals, the 20 tangible targets to be fulfilled by 2020. How should governance institutions on an international level be improved to effectively protect biodiversity? Should we strive to build new or better international agreements and targets? Or put in place new mechanisms that speed up the implementation of existing ones and ensure coherence among policies on a global level? How can countries and the international community support transnational knowledge transfers, increase funding for biodiversity protection and raise awareness about the issue?
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Cut: Share your ideas until October 31st, 2018.
Mix: Refine your ideas, incorporate feedback and consolidate teams until November 14th.
Fry: Mobilise votes until November 21st. The crowd decides which 5 ideas will be reviewed by the high-level jury (Policy Kitchen reserves a wildcard for especially promising ones). All of these ideas will be published to the foraus blog audience. Then, by December 5th, a high-level jury selects the best idea per challenge.
Simmer: The winning ideas will be developed into full Policy Recipes with the support of experts until March 2019.
Serve: Policy Kitchen puts your Policy Recipes on center stage by serving them to decision-makers and the public through impact events and media work. Your ideas deserve to be heard!
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