Action Agenda Newsletter on Biodiversity Commitments

Reversing Biodiversity Loss and Promoting Positive Gains to 2030

The Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People is an initiative spearheaded by the governments of China and Egypt, with support of the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The purpose is to, within this decade, build engagement with non-state actors in order to inform, inspire and showcase voluntary commitments, raise awareness on the urgency, ambition, and actions necessary to reduce the drivers of biodiversity loss and make a shift toward nature positive outcomes. As of 24 February 2021, the Action Agenda has 169 commitments, featuring actions carried out by, among others, governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations and academic and research institutes.

The CBD Secretariat recently launched the Action Agenda Newsletter on Biodiversity Commitments to create awareness of the methodologies used to track progress in support of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, enhance the profiling of commitments from non-state actors, and to further help raise ambition for the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).