IPBES Sustainable Use and Values Assessments: Implications for the New Global Biodiversity Framework
Authors officially launched “Sustainable Use of Wild Species” and the “Diverse Values and Valuation of Nature” Assessment Reports, presenting their key findings and implications for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
Panelists explored how to generate a nature-positive transition through practical strategies for mainstreaming biodiversity safeguards in infrastructure development.
Digital Sequence Information (DSI) Is Changing the Way Genetic Resources Are Used in Agricultural Research and Development: Implications for New Benefit-Sharing Norms
This event considered how agricultural research organizations are increasingly using DSI to improve their work to conserve crop and livestock genetic diversity and to use genetic diversity in their plant and animal breeding programmes
This side event presented the results of 12 years of the Satoyama Initiative—a global effort to realize “societies in harmony with nature” through landscape approaches first proposed at CBD COP 10.
At the conclusion of an often fractious two-week meeting and after four years of negotiation, parties adopted the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, a historic package of measures that addresses the dangerous loss of biodiversity and the need to restore natural ecosystems and will guide biodiversity policy through 2030.
The GEF Council endorsed $65 million for biodiversity projects, including more than $18 million to support the development of biodiversity finance plans in 26 countries. GEF Council members, meeting virtually, also approved the establishment of a new Gustavo Fonseca Youth Conservation Leadership program to support the education of promising young conservationists from developing countries.
1st Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-1)
While most delegations seem to agree that there are negative effects surrounding plastic pollution, it was clear they have yet to find common ground on the details and contents of key substantive themes that will determine the scope and guide the implementation of the future international treaty.