David Cooper, the new acting executive secretary for the UN convention on biological diversity (CBD), said countries and corporations must immediately act on December’s historic agreement in Montreal, which includes targets to protect 30% of Earth, reform $500bn (£410bn) of environmentally damagi
This week the UK government is holding a meeting to discuss generating more finance to conserve and restore nature.
The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework: Business as usual or a turning point?
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The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF)1 was adopted during the 15th Conference of Parties (COP15) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at 3:30 a.m. on the morning of December 19, 2022, against a backdrop of protests by African countries. This mirrored the fractious context of conservation over the last century and recent decades, and the 3.5 years of negotiation of the GBF leading up to COP15.
Roughly 10 million square kilometres of the ocean must be annually brought under Marine Protected Areas (MPA) to protect 30 per cent of the world’s ocean by 2030, according to experts speaking at the ongoing fifth International Marine Protected Areas Congress.
Despite a wealth of biodiversity laws operating at every scale of governance, the world’s rich diversity of plants, animals, and ecosystems is disappearing.
The High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People announced that the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) will host its new permanent Secretariat.
COP15 biodiversity negotiations ended in Montreal with parties agreeing to ambitious global goals to conserve land and oceans, but failing to mobilise the funds requested by developing countries. Early on 19 December in Montreal, negotiations at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP1
Summary of the UN Biodiversity Conference: 7-19 December 2022
The first part of the UN Biodiversity Conference convened virtually from 11-15 October 2021, with a limited number of delegates physically present in Kunming, China.
There was no small sense of relief last month when the two-week United Nations Biodiversity Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity ended. It wasn’t just because it was around 3:30 a.m. in Montreal on Dec. 19 when the event (known more commonly as COP15) concluded.
The UN biodiversity conference now meeting in Montreal is considering a proposal to commit to putting 30 percent of land and sea under protection by 2030. Some ecologists warn that focusing too much on the size of protected areas risks missing what most needs saving.