UK Biodiversity Framework

The UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework has been mutually agreed by all four governments of the UK, i.e. the UK Government and the Devolved Administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The framework covers the period 2010-2020 and outlines how the four governments of the UK will work jointly at the UK level to achieve the Aichi Targets and the goals of the CBD’s Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Specifically, the framework identifies the activities that are required at the UK level to complement implementation across the four countries of the UK. The framework also sets out the common purpose and shared priorities of the four governments of the UK in regard to implementing the CBD. It is complemented by an Implementation Plan.


Implementation of the plan is supported by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC), a body which is funded by all four governments of the UK to aid coordination and implementation of cross-UK biodiversity conservation activities. 

Prior to 2010, UK biodiversity policy was coordinated under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan and the 2007 document ‘Conserving Biodiversity – the UK Approach’

The UK Biodiversity Framework will be refreshed to align with a post-2020 CBD biodiversity framework, once such a framework has been agreed.