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The Academy is pleased to announce the release of a multi-country evaluation on the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Paul Martin, co-chair of the Academy’s Research Committee, led a team of researchers (including members of the Academy) in collaboration with the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) and the IUCN Environmental Law Centre (ELC) in Bonn, to complete this important study. The report is a comprehensive and objective evaluation of the CBD that is based upon a common disciplined method. The report makes a significant contribution to outlining the next stages of CBD implementation and is an excellent example of how collaboration across the IUCN network can improve international environmental governance and species protection.

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