Draft of Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat released first official draft of a new post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
- This framework will be used to guide actions worldwide through 2030 in order to preserve and protect nature & its essential services to people.
- Framework comprises of 21 targets for 2030.
Key provisions of framework
Framework calls for:
- Conservation of 30% of land and sea areas by effective, equitably managed, ecologically representative and well-connected systems of protected areas.
- 50% reduction in rate of introduction of invasive alien species and controls or eradication of such species in order to eliminate or reduce their impacts.
- Reduction of nutrients lost to environment by half & pesticides by two thirds and elimination of discharge of plastic waste.
- Nature-based contributions towards global climate change mitigation efforts of 10 GtCO2e per year. All mitigation and adaptation efforts avoid negative impacts on biodiversity.
- Redirecting, repurposing, reforming or eliminating incentives which are harmful for biodiversity.
Four Goals for 2050
Draft framework proposes four goals in order to achieve humanity “living in harmony with nature,” by 2050.
- To enhance the integrity of all ecosystems by increasing 15% in area, connectivity and integrity of natural ecosystems.
- Contributions of Nature to people have been valued, maintained or enhanced by conservation & sustainable use that supports global development agenda to benefit all.
- Benefits from utilization of genetic resources are shared fairly and equitably by increasing monetary and non-monetary benefits shared, for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
- Gap between available financial and other means of implementation is closed.
Month: Current Affairs - July, 2021
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