Global Biodiversity Outlook 2 assesses the current status and trends of biodiversity and the key drivers of biodiversity loss. It provides a powerful case for the importance of biodiversity to human well-being. The report contains a succinct overview of the status of the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, progress towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target and its contribution to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. As 2010 approaches, the document identifies key actions required at the individual, institutional and systemic levels to achieve the 2010 target.
The Global Biodiversity Outlook 2 was launched in Curitiba, Brazil on 20 March 2006, during the opening session of the eighth meeting of the Conference of the Parties.