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Biodiversity is essential for human health and well-being, economic prosperity, food safety and security, and other critical areas necessary for the individual and collective thriving of all humans and all human societies. Recognized by a growing coalition of political leaders, civil society, the business community, indigenous peoples and local communities, youth and other key stakeholders, we can all safeguard life on earth with dramatically increased and coordinated action. Let us all look back in 2050 noting that we saved life for future generations, plants and animals. Join the Action Agenda and become a champion of action.
Greening Tech for People and Planet
Greening Tech for People and Planet
Greening Tech for People and Planet
Advancements in science, innovation and tech underpin our ability to achieve all the Sustainable Development Goals, including ...
Genetic Diversity: The Hidden Secret of Life
Genetic Diversity: The Hidden Secret of Life
Genetic Diversity: The Hidden Secret of Life
Water and food, climate regulation, even the interactions between human spirit and nature. These are all ecosystems services, and ...
Biodiversity: Our Natural Safety Net
Biodiversity: Our Natural Safety Net
Biodiversity: Our Natural Safety Net
The evidence is clear: the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss pose an existential threat to humankind.
Mobilizing finance for biodiversity
Mobilizing finance for biodiversity
Mobilizing finance for biodiversity
Mobilizing financial resources for biodiversity from all sources is critical for achieving the objectives of the Convention.
Agriculture must be part of the solution, not the problem
Agriculture must be part of the solution, not the problem
Agriculture must be part of the solution, not the problem
As we move into 2020, the super year for biodiversity, achieving our global goals will hinge on making food production more ...
Addressing gender-based differences accelerates biodiversity progress
Addressing gender-based differences accelerates biodiversity progress
Addressing gender-based differences accelerates biodiversity progress
A new guide, Addressing Gender Issues and Actions in Biodiversity Objectives, provides biodiversity professionals with concrete ...
Global agreements safeguard nature and secure our future
Global agreements safeguard nature and secure our future
Global agreements safeguard nature and secure our future
The 196 Parties of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity are expected to adopt a new global biodiversity framework ...
Food systems depend on biodiversity and ecosystem services
Food systems depend on biodiversity and ecosystem services
Food systems depend on biodiversity and ecosystem services
Biodiversity is key for food security and nutrition, and contributes to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero ...
Solutions to our global water challenges can be found in nature
Solutions to our global water challenges can be found in nature
Solutions to our global water challenges can be found in nature
Water-related disasters accounted for an estimated 90% of the most disastrous events since 1990, affecting 4.2 billion people and ...
Biodiversity underpins all fishing and aquaculture activities
Biodiversity underpins all fishing and aquaculture activities
Biodiversity underpins all fishing and aquaculture activities
Never before have people consumed so much fish or depended so greatly on the sector for their well-being.
Threats to inland water biodiversity are significant
Threats to inland water biodiversity are significant
Threats to inland water biodiversity are significant
The biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems is declining faster than any other biome. Vast changes are expected in world freshwater ...
2.6 billion people draw their livelihoods mostly from agriculture
2.6 billion people draw their livelihoods mostly from agriculture
2.6 billion people draw their livelihoods mostly from agriculture
The planet will have to feed an additional 1.5 billion people in 2030, 90% of whom will be living in developing countries; and, ...
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1 million species face the threat of extinction, more than at any other point in human history. Land use changes, climate change, pollution and invasive species are some of the drivers of biodiversity
Oceans contain a wealth of biodiversity
Oceans contain a wealth of biodiversity
Oceans contain a wealth of biodiversity
Oceans are seriously under-protected: just over 1% of the ocean surface is designated as protected areas, compared to nearly 15% ...
The world's oceans contain a vast amount of interesting species
The world's oceans contain a vast amount of interesting species
The world's oceans contain a vast amount of interesting species
Species diversity is known to be as high as 1000 per square metre in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, and new oceanic species are ...
Climate change is a major and growing driver of biodiversity loss
Climate change is a major and growing driver of biodiversity loss
Climate change is a major and growing driver of biodiversity loss
The efforts to protect and restore habitats not only benefit biodiversity but also offer cost-effective and proven measures to ...
Biodiversity provides cost-effective natural infrastructure
Biodiversity provides cost-effective natural infrastructure
Biodiversity provides cost-effective natural infrastructure
Green infrastructure can offer multiple benefits and is often more effective than built infrastructure in terms of cost, longevity ...
Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human well-being
Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human ...
Biodiversity is essential for sustainable development and human ...
Given the need for biodiversity and healthy ecosystems to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is not ...
Transformative changes are needed  to safeguard life on Earth
Transformative changes are needed to safeguard life on Earth
Transformative changes are needed to safeguard life on Earth
A landmark report shows that an alarming decline in nature and its vital contributions to people is a critical risk for the 21st ...