Global Conservation News October 20

Source: Nature doesn’t recognise borders but countries can collaborate to save species-the Escazú Agreement shows how

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COP15 pushes biodiversity crisis to top of agenda before U.N. climate meeting

People’s World

Humanity must urgently act to halt the escalating biological diversity crisis to prevent ecological collapse and begin nature’s recovery. So warned the Global Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), held on Oct. 11-15 in Kunming, China…

Ecosystem services are vital for mitigating climate crisis

Development and Cooperation

Ecosystem services are of vital importance for mitigating the climate crisis. Ecosystems sequester atmospheric carbon and thus reduce greenhouse-gases in the atmosphere. The complex nature of sequestration makes it difficult to estimate impacts precisely, but it is well understood that this interaction matters very much…

How to build more sustainable, healthier, more equitable food systems

World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab made the following speech as part of the World Food Day Ceremony at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 15 October He outlined four ways to transform food systems in a way that is healthier, more sustainable…

Wolves impact wetlands, have unique hunting abilities, researcher tells Nature Club

Manitoulin Expositor

During the summer, wolves are focused on two main things: having and raising pups and hunting and killing prey so they can feed themselves and provision their pups. To have a really detailed understanding of wolf ecology in the summertime, there needs to be a really detailed understanding…

For Climate Equity, Developing Nations Must Be Paid for Damages

Yale Environment 360

Damage from increasingly extreme weather events is falling especially hard on developing countries, even though they have done the least to contribute to climate change. At upcoming UN climate talks, rich nations must begin to compensate them for their mounting losses…

30×30 is not a one-size-fits-all biodiversity target


A coalition of governments and NGOs are pushing for the inclusion of the “30×30” target to protect 30% of Earth by 2030. But Karl Burkart, Deputy Director of One Earth, says that “30×30 is not a one-size-fits-all goal” — some countries will need to go beyond that target to stave off mass extinction…

14.6% of the world’s land area has been modified by humans

World Economic Forum 

14.6% of the world’s land area has been modified by humans, according to research. This is equivalent to 18.5 million km², an area greater than Russia. Human impact on the Earth’s surface can take a number of different forms, including cities and towns, to natural systems modification…

Nature doesn’t recognise borders but countries can collaborate to save species-the Escazú Agreement shows how

The Conversation

Our new research shows international collaboration and environmental management across national borders – a truly transboundary approach – is essential. We focused on an international environmental agreement that recently came into force across the Latin America and Caribbean region…

Biodiversity: world leaders are negotiating new targets to protect nature by 2030 – the story so far


This online event will be followed by an in-person one in Geneva in January 2022, and negotiations will formally end in April 2022 in Kunming, China, where the world will agree a post-2020 global biodiversity framework with targets for the next decade. Most countries 196 in total, with the US being one…

Recent notifications from the Convention on Biological Diversity

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity Closing Statement Ecological Civilization Forum

Throughout the past two days, we have shared our vision towards building collective action and driving transformative change. We have voiced our ideas to reconcile social and economic development with socio-ecological objectives, to reduce the pressure on biodiversity, and to address human inequity…

Webinar on supporting implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework: Indicators

I wish to inform you that the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre […] will be hosting a webinar aimed at providing information on different tools that can be used to support the operationalization of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework monitoring framework…

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