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Landmark biodiversity agreement at COP15 sets clear goals and targets for 2030

10 January 2023
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A historic package of measures was adopted by the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on 19 December 2022. After a somewhat fractious two-week meeting which discussed measures for preventing the dangerous loss of biodiversity and restoring natural ecosystems, the nation representatives adopted the “Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” (GBF), including four goals and 23 targets for achievement by 2030.

The overall objective of CBD is to encourage actions which will lead to a sustainable future by developing a global strategy which can be used by governments around the world in order to protect biological diversity. COP15 was one of numerous periodic meetings organised by CBD’s governing body The Conference of Parties (COP) in order to further advance the implementation of the Convention.

While TUdi supports all 23 targets set for achievement by 2030, we are particularly excited to see that under Target 11 nations will aim to restore, maintain and enhance nature’s contributions to people, including ecosystem functions and services, such as regulation of air, water, and climate,soil health, pollination and reduction of disease risk, as well as protection from natural hazards and disasters, through nature-based solutions and ecosystem-based approaches for the benefit of all people and nature. Furthermore, under Target 10, nations will ensure that areas under agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries and forestry are managed sustainably, in particular through the sustainable use of biodiversity.

Find all the relevant COP15 documents here.