Posts tagged Convention on Biological Diversity
Campaign for Nature and 30X30 Ocean Alliance Submit Intervention to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Campaign for Nature

August 29, 2019
This week in Nairobi, Kenya, the Convention on Biological Diversity, kicked off a year-long process to develop a post-2020 global biodiversity framework that will be adopted at the Conference of Parties meeting in China in October 2020. At this meeting, the 30X30 Ocean Alliance, that includes the Campaign for Nature, Conservation International, National Geographic Society, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Oceans5, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, submitted an intervention expressing the alliance’s goal of protecting or conserving at least 30 percent of the ocean through highly and fully protected marine protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures that demonstrate comparable benefits for biodiversity.

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'Environmental goals must be community driven', is the message from CBD’s recent workshop.

East African Herald

April 9, 2019
If we can collectively follow the example set by nations’ such as Botswana and Namibia, and ensure that 30% of land and sea globally is protected by empowered communities, both bio-diversity and local economies can thrive. This is a challenge we must work together to rise to, before it is too late.

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Africa's global deal for nature

The Ecologist

April 8, 2019
African leaders have a crucial role to play in the run-up to the 2020 CBD meeting. They can demonstrate the political will needed to achieve the Campaign for Nature’s ambitious global deal to protect 30 percent of the earth’s land and oceans by 2030, then scaling up to 50 percent by 2050.

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Race to Protect 30 Percent of the Planet by 2030

Environmental News Service

February 6, 2019
The New Deal for Nature and People, to be signed at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Beijing in 2020 as a UN-wide framework for nature, represents “our last hope to ensure the long-term sustainability of Earth’s ecosystems on which human life depends,” the 13 groups said in their joint statement.

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Space for Nature

Science

September 14, 2018
Given the evidence to date and the implications of an underestimate, we encourage governments to set minimum targets of 30% of the oceans and land protected by 2030, with a focus on areas of high biodiversity and/or productivity, and to aim to secure 50% by 2050. This will be extremely challenging, but it is possible, and anything less will likely result in a major extinction crisis and jeopardize the health and wellbeing of future generations.

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