Biodiversity COP15 is an opportunity for countries & companies to work together to conserve biodiversity – a cornerstone of our social & economic fabric that affects the industries we have & the food we eat.
Biodiversity is an indicator of a healthy ecosystem – one that cleans our water and air, regulates the climate, protects our soil, and provides us with food and even medicine. Biodiverse ecosystems supply us with everything we need and make up the backbone of our economy. COP15 is a long-overdue opportunity for public and private leaders to agree on shared strategies to restore, revitalise, and protect our natural resources, and invest in Nature Based Solutions that provide measurable, positive impacts for both the climate and global communities.
Biological diversity - or biodiversity - is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms.
At COP15 – or ‘biodiversity COP’ –governments will come together to agree on global actions to protect and restore nature.
COP15 is crucial in directing global efforts and establishing joint strategies to protect ecosystems and their biodiversity.
The Global Biodiversity Framework sets the goals to protect biodiversity, safeguard local communities, and a work towards a more prosperous future for all.
COP15 will strengthen the framework for global ecosystem protection.
The draft framework proposes four goals for humanity to achieve "living in harmony with nature" by 2050, a vision adopted by the CBD's 196 member parties in 2010. Each of the four goals has 2-3 broad milestones that must be met by 2030. (10 milestones in all). The framework then lists 21 "action targets" for 2030 that address biodiversity threats, meeting people's needs through sustainable use and benefit-sharing, and tools and solutions for implementation and mainstreaming.
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