Global Conservation News June 1

Source: Ensuring Biodiversity Now will Prevent Pandemics Later

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Cop26 climate talks in Glasgow will be delayed by a year, UN confirms

Date moved for Covid-19 travel reasons, but fears raised over delay to green recovery plans…

EU green recovery package sets a marker for the world

The bloc is showing the way in rebuilding coronavirus-ravaged economies to fight the climate emergency…

Studies add to alarm over deforestation in Brazil under Bolsonaro

Research published after video shows environment minister calling for deregulation while public distracted by Covid-19…

UK urged to tie green recovery from Covid-19 crisis to Cop26 summit

Climate experts push Britain, as talks host, to work on ‘zero carbon’ route from pandemic…

World health leaders urge green recovery from coronavirus crisis

Open letter to G20 leaders says addressing climate breakdown key to global revival…

Ensuring Biodiversity Now will Prevent Pandemics Later

The current COVID-19  pandemic was the key theme in all the discussions and various experts from around the world shared their thoughts on topics such as the link between the current coronavirus crisis and biodiversity, methods and practices that can unite different communities and solutions that humans can carve out from our access to nature.

Continuous shrinkage of forests threatens world’s biodiversity, UN warns

Amidst the alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world’s forests, the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

Coral reef resilience key to support the underwater cities threatened by climate change

As the priority in many parts of the world is to stay home, safe and healthy, work continues to address the ongoing crisis of nature loss which also threatens long-term health and prosperity.

T&T’s deforestation at crisis levels

T&T’s forests are being bulldozed by unscrupulous quarry operators, miners, slash-and-burn farmers, and squatters and the State seems powerless to stop it.

How to preserve biodiversity

In January, Parliament called for an ambitious EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy to address the main drivers of biodiversity loss, and set legally binding targets, including conservation of at least 30% of natural areas and 10% of the long-term budget devoted to biodiversity.

The world must pull together to stem the urgent crisis in our oceans

There is an urgent need to step up our efforts to protect the marine environment by averting this crisis. This is a matter of national security.

More than 175 Leading Scientists Unite to Protect California’s Biodiversity

Early next year, the United Nations will meet to update the Convention on Biological Diversity and consider adoption of a “30 by 30” policy.

COVID-19, climate change and biodiversity

Despite being the signatory to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and having several policies and researches, Pakistan has…

Prioritising the protection of global eco-regions to meet international biodiversity targets

A Griffith University-led collaboration has called for a more strategic protection of land to meet biodiversity targets, set out in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

‘Biodiversity protection key to post-COVID-19 recovery’

In a bid to have a better and greener environment for the people, the Minister of State for Environment, Mrs Sharon Ikeazor has stressed the need for stakeholders in the sector and Nigerians to stay on track with the climate targets.

2020 as ‘Super Year for Nature:’ Transformative change is no longer just an option

On the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) stands in solidarity with the global community in tackling the environmental challenges that we are facing today.

Two-thirds of tropical forests ‘under threat in next decade’

Tropical forests can develop resistance to a warmer climate, but 71 per cent will come under threat in the next decade if global average temperatures reach two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels…

Study finds BC logging continues on critical caribou habitat

The British Columbia government has permitted logging on more than 900 square kilometres of land despite its being listed as critical caribou habitat, says newly released research.

Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

SCBD/OES/EM/DC/88923 (2020-038): Further postponement: Twenty-fourth Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 24), and Third Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI 3

Given the continued uncertainties arising from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including those related to restrictions on travel and the convening of large physical gatherings, the meetings of SBSTTA 24 and SBI 3 will not take place physically in Montreal in August as earlier announced. Therefore, delegations should not make any plans to travel to Montreal in August.

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