MEDIA ALERT

Regional Consultation on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for Africa

Where: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

When: 2-5 April 2019

Story: Africa is experiencing a dramatic loss of biodiversity. By the end of this century, climate change alone could cause the loss of over half of African bird and mammal species, and a significant loss of plant species. African governments have a unique opportunity to champion a new global deal for nature. The regional consultation in Addis Ababa in early April will set the tone for the next eighteen months of negotiations leading up to 15th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity where nations will meet to renegotiate a plan to safeguard the planet’s biodiversity. Environment ministers, policy makers and scientists meeting in Addis Ababa are being urged to support the Campaign for Nature by working for a global deal to protect at least 30 percent of the planet by 2030. The regional consultation is a crucial moment where African nations have the opportunity to provide leadership and help bring the global community together around new, more ambitious goals to protect and responsibly manage the world's lands and oceans.

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Martin Atkin 

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+44 (0)779 544 3607 

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The Campaign for Nature is a global effort to raise awareness of the threats facing our natural world and inspire world leaders to take action to protect it. Launched in October 2018, the Wyss Campaign for Nature, the National Geographic Society and a growing coalition of conservation advocates are calling on policymakers to commit to clear and ambitious targets at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Conference of the Parties in October 2020 to protect at least 30 percent of the planet by 2030.

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