United Nations Development Programme
139 countries get head start on efforts to reverse species loss
International Day for Biological Diversity: 139 countries get head start on efforts to reverse species loss.
- 139 countries get funds to take fast action on nature ahead of global agreement on biodiversity
- National governments eligible for new grants of $300,000 from the GEF to update and align biodiversity protection plans with expert guidance from UNDP and UNEP
- Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework expected to be adopted later in 2022 will aim to halt and reverse biodiversity loss within a decade
20 May 2022 – With global biodiversity loss at dangerous levels, 139 countries have received a lifeline to fast-track efforts to conserve, protect and restore species and ecosystems as soon as a new global accord currently under negotiation is approved.