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Secretary-General's remarks to United Nations Biodiversity Summit [as delivered]

On Sep 30, 2020
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RT @antonioguterres: Humanity is waging war on nature. We need to rebuild our relationship with the natural world - to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis and recharge biodiversity for the benefit of people and the planet. #ForNature https://t.co/nO573PQy9K https://t.co/hv1DJXkN8F
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Humanity is waging war on nature. We need to rebuild our relationship with it. More than 60 per cent of the world’s coral reefs are endangered due to overfishing, destructive practices and climate change. ...

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On Sep 30, 2020
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RT @antonioguterres: Humanity is waging war on nature. We need to rebuild our relationship with the natural world - to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis and recharge biodiversity for the benefit of people and the planet. #ForNature https://t.co/nO573PQy9K https://t.co/hv1DJXkN8F
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Secretary-General's remarks to United Nations Biodiversity Summit [as delivered]

Secretary-General's remarks to United Nations Biodiversity Summit [as delivered]

Humanity is waging war on nature. We need to rebuild our relationship with it. More than 60 per cent of the world’s coral reefs are endangered due to overfishing, destructive practices and ...

Biodiversity touches every aspect of our lives – so why has its loss been ignored?

Biodiversity touches every aspect of our lives – so why has its loss been ignored?

From the environment to economics, our security to our societies, biodiversity is vital. Preserving it will require transformative change

United Nations ramps up drive to restore the natural world

United Nations ramps up drive to restore the natural world

Alarmed by widespread degradation, the climate crisis and plummeting biodiversity, governments last year declared 2021-2030 as the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (UN Decade).

Biodiversity and ecosystems management

Biodiversity and ecosystems management

UNDP is proactively addressing biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation through a large portfolio of approximately 300 projects in over 130 countries with US$ 1.5 billion in funding, ...

UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

UN Report: Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals - Time for Global Action for People and Planet

Build back better and preserve biodiversity after COVID-19 pandemic: UN chief

Build back better and preserve biodiversity after COVID-19 pandemic: UN chief

Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must also lead to countries uniting to preserve the natural world, in line with global commitments to achieve a better future for all people and the ...

Biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals

Biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides a collective plan for achieving peace and prosperity for everyone on the planet.  It is built around 17 Sustainable Development Goals, ...

Global Business meets in Madrid to act for Nature

Global Business meets in Madrid to act for Nature

On 7 and 8 November 2019, over 320 representatives from business and finance communities, as well as governments and civil society convene in Madrid

A biodiversity crisis

A biodiversity crisis

On 22 May, the world will celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity. It provides a chance for us to reflect on the…

Investing in Nature to Transform the Post COVID-19 Economy: A 10-point Action Plan to create a circular bioeconomy devoted to sustainable wellbeing

Investing in Nature to Transform the Post COVID-19 Economy: A 10-point Action Plan to create a circular bioeconomy devoted to sustainable wellbeing

Introduction In the last 50 years, the biosphere, upon which humanity depends, has been altered to an unparalleled degree[i]. The current economic model relying on fossil resources and ...

Leaders Strengthen Links Between Climate Action and Biodiversity

Leaders Strengthen Links Between Climate Action and Biodiversity

UN Climate Change News, 29 April 2019 – An inaugural Nature Champions Summit has resulted in a call to put nature at the centre of the global dis...

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The World Conservation Union identifies three general barriers to achieving synergistic cooperation:  Technical (lack of understanding of cross-cutting issues)  Political (lack ...

What the Science Says on the Sustainable Development Goals

What the Science Says on the Sustainable Development Goals

As UNGA to review where we are on the SDGs, a group of scientists released a new report. It’s message: The status quo won’t get us to our goals. We need to need to urgently act to reduce ...

17-27 November 2018 | Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

17-27 November 2018 | Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, produced a summary report from the Rio Conventions Pavilion at CBD COP 14, which took place from taking from 17 to 27 November ...

Africa: Nature's Dangerous Decline 'Unprecedented' Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'

Africa: Nature's Dangerous Decline 'Unprecedented' Species Extinction Rates 'Accelerating'

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns ...