Using the plan that you created when you defined your measures, you will need to evaluate your progress periodically to make sure that your strategy is on track. Because CbD 2.0 asks for results at scale, including through systems change, evaluation methodologies that have been used for biodiversity conservation metrics may not be enough. As we increasingly seek to change behaviors and policies through networks, social movements, strengthening public will and influencing others, we will need new ways to measure our success. Fortunately, there are a myriad of tools that have been developed in sectors outside conservation that can be used towards this end.
The monitoring and evaluation plan specifies indicators and threshold values that can be used to determine whether progress is on track, adaptive management thresholds are required, or there are unintended impacts to people.