Biodiversity Strategy reporting

Read reports on the progress made in achieving the aims of the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.

Biodiversity Strategy Reporting

Progress against biodiversity targets is reported regularly.  The Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 requires a report on Scotland’s Biodiversity Strategy to be laid before Parliament every three years.  In addition, progress against the Strategy’s delivery plan, the “Route Map to 2020”, has been published on a regular basis.

Scottish Biodiversity Strategy reports

The 2020 Challenge for Scotland’s Biodiversity requires a three-yearly report to be in laid in Parliament, as stated in the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004. You can read previous reports below:

Route Map to 2020 reports

Due to COVID-19 the publication of both a new Scottish Biodiversity Strategy and associated delivery plan have been delayed.  In December 2020 the Scottish Government published its Scottish Biodiversity Strategy post-2020: statement of intent.  This extends the existing delivery plan, Scotland’s Biodiversity a Route Map to 2020, stating that “The principles and associated projects in the 2020 Challenge and its route map will continue and be enhanced where appropriate, until they are replaced by a new Strategy and Delivery Plan”.

It is anticipated that a final Route Map report will be published in 2022, meanwhile the third progress report is available.

International biodiversity reporting

There are 20 internationally agreed Aichi Targets for strategic goals of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. We publish reports on the progress towards these targets, the 2019 Aichi report was published in 2021.

Considerable work is underway in preparation for COP 15 and we are contributing to preparations for the post-2020 biodiversity framework, which has a significant bearing on the new biodiversity strategy for Scotland and ensuing reporting obligations.

For further information, please contact: [email protected].

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