The 15th UN Biodiversity Conference will take place from 7 to 19 December 2022 in Montréal, Canada. The conference will be officially opened on 6 December 2022. The conference is intended to bring about a trend reversal, moving from destruction to restoration of nature. The countries of the world want to agree a new global biodiversity framework (GBF) for the period until 2050 for this purpose.
The agreement is meant to address all of the factors causing biodiversity loss. These include, for example, the destruction and exploitation of nature, the change in use of land and sea, the impacts of the climate crisis, pollution and the spread of invasive species.
The Parties to the Convention adopted comprehensive trade restrictions and bans to protect animal and plant species that are threatened as a result of trade, especially marine species, reptiles, amphibians and tropical trees.
The 27th World Climate Conference (COP27) ended in Sharm el-Sheikh. The federal government has called for more ambition in containing the climate crisis and for more solidarity with the countries most affected.
The ENACT initiative, which will coordinate global efforts to address climate change, land and ecosystem degradation, and biodiversity loss through Nature-based Solutions (NbS), was launched at the COP27.
Germany’s main goal for the conference in Montreal is to ensure that the global framework adopted there includes, first, ambitious, measurable targets and, second, effective mechanisms that ensure the targets are monitored and implemented, with appropriate financing.