Global Conservation News November 3

Source: COP26: World leaders promise to end deforestation by 2030

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COP26: What is it and why is it happening in Glasgow in 2021?

BBC News

You may have heard that the UK is hosting a summit called COP26 which is seen as being really important if climate change is to be brought under control. The COP26 event is a global United Nations summit about climate change and how countries are planning to tackle it…

Indigenous peoples to get $1.7bn in recognition of role in protecting forests

The Guardian

At least $1.7bn of funding will be given directly to indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs) in recognition of their key role in protecting the planet’s lands and forests, it will be announced at Cop26 today. The governments of the UK, US, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands are leading the $1.7bn…

COP26: World leaders promise to end deforestation by 2030

BBC News

More than 100 world leaders have promised to end and reverse deforestation by 2030, in the COP26 climate summit’s first major deal. Brazil – where stretches of the Amazon rainforest have been cut down – was among the signatories on Tuesday. The pledge includes almost £14bn ($19.2bn)…

Over 100 NGOs and high-profile figures urge world leaders to address the impact of food and animal agriculture on climate change at COP26

Global Newswire

As world leaders and a conference of Parties gather in Glasgow for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), over 100 NGOs and prominent figures have joined forces to call on national governments to address the impact of food and animal agriculture to avert a climate catastrophe…

UN climate talks: Protecting forests takes priority

Conservation International Blog 

In a major announcement on day two of the UN climate talks (COP26), more than 100 countries — accounting for about 86 percent of the world’s forests — committed to stop deforestation by the end of this decade. But it’s not just governments that stepped up to the plate…

Harvey Locke on COP26 and why “nature needs half”

Canadian Geographic

Harvey Locke is in Glasgow, leading the charge against biodiversity loss, and linking it firmly to climate change. As a leader of the “Nature Needs Half” movement, Locke and a growing number of experts believe that the way to reverse both climate change and biodiversity loss is to set aside half of the world’s natural places…

Latin American countries join reserves to create vast marine protected area

The Guardian 

‘Mega-MPA’ in Pacific will link waters of Ecuador, Colombia, Panama and Costa Rica to protect migratory turtles, whales and sharks from fishing fleets. Four Pacific-facing Latin American nations have committed to joining their marine reserves to form one interconnected area, creating one of the world’s…

Climate and biodiversity: These historic COPs that have marked global climate policy

Paris Beacon News

A place for political negotiations, the COPs are above all an opportunity for countries around the world to discuss the risks associated with climate change, and to commit to greater sobriety, by setting themselves ambitious objectives. A look back at the COPs that marked these 26 years of global climate policy…

Banking on deforestation: Top lenders make $1.7b from agribusiness deals


Some of the world’s leading banks — JPMorgan, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, Rabobank and Bank of China — allegedly made $1.74 billion in five years from funding businesses implicated in deforestation and human rights abuses, a new report says. Voluntary commitments are falling short…

Local communities saved Cabo Pulmo with a national park. Then came the tourists.


A well-known conservation success story in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico, involves a local community that lobbied the government to establish a marine park and no-take zone that would save its coral reefs. Decades later, the area is now an extremely popular vacation destination, with more tourists…

Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

In lead-up to adoption of post-2020 global biodiversity framework at COP-15, the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing remains more relevant than ever.

On its eleventh anniversary, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity remains as relevant as ever…

Statement by Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity, on the occasion of World Cities Day

As engines of innovation and centres of decision-making, cities and the ways they govern themselves will have a tremendous impact on the sustainability agenda: from the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, to be adopted in 2022 at the UN Biodiversity Conference, to the assessment…

Composition of the Informal Co-Chairs’ Advisory Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources

I am pleased to circulate herewith the composition of the Informal Co-Chairs’ Advisory Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources. the Informal Co-Chairs’ Advisory Group will provide advice and feedback on the following elements… 

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