The CBD COP 15 adopts new global biodiversity framework aimed at halting the destruction of nature and reversing biodiversity loss
Last night at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, the international community adopted a global agreement for the conservation, sustainable use and restoration of nature. A key goal of the new framework is to ensure that at least 30 percent of terrestrial and marine areas are effectively conserved by 2030. In addition, risks from pesticides are to be halved by 2030. For the first time, a monitoring framework will use uniform indicators to assess the state of nature worldwide and determine whether targets are being achieved. The new framework also creates options for course correction if countries fail to achieve their targets. Implementation of the new framework in countries of the Global South will be supported with 20 billion US dollars annually by 2025 and 30 billion US dollars by 2030.