In 2010, Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) committed to scaling-up their financing in order to support achieving the Strategic Plan 2011 – 2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets by 2020. Aichi Target 20 calls for a substantial increase of financial resources. WWF’s 2018 and 2020 barometer assesses how donor countries achieved the doubling of bilateral international financial flows to developing countries by 2015.

The 2020 updated Barometer shows interesting results: Donor countries collectively increased their international biodiversity-related funding commitments in 2015 by 131% from the 2006–2010 baseline. The funding level in 2015 nearly reached US$8 billion, which is well above the calculated level of doubling (US$6.867 billion). Remarkably, 65% of donor countries made strong efforts to meet the resource mobilization target in 2015. Disappointingly, 35% of countries decreased their bilateral biodiversity-related funding commitment in 2015 compared to the 2006–2010 baseline.