China: How can spatial data inform the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework?


How to Use Spatial Data to inform Actionable National Policies?

Process: Firstly, it is necessary to identify the spatial data related to Aichi Biodiversity Target. Secondly, we must ensure the spatial data is available at the national or regional level. Thirdly, we need to check whether the spatial data or indicators have been published in research papers, national, regional or global assessment reports, which should be verified.

UNBiodiversity lab has helps us to take the first step. The website of UN Biodiversity lab includes 91 spatial data layers for China, which related to ABT 5 (21 layers), ABT 11 (16 layers), ABT 12 (10 layers), ABT 14 (29 layers), ABT 15 (15 layers). The UN Biodiversity Lab also has 118 spatial data related to different theme of Biodiversity (17), Climate and Carbon (9), Ecosystem Services (5), Human Impact (15), Land Cover (21), Marine (16), Natural Hazards (1), Protected Areas (12), Restoration (3), Socio-Economic (19).