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Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation

From our experience in the months since COP 14, it is evident that there is still a great gap between high expectations on the part of scientists and others alarmed at the rapid global ecological damage and biodiversity loss, and existing political will nationally and globally to take sufficient action to guarantee a sustainable future. It is a question of global political will to ensure that COP 15 is highly successful. Also, increasing the level of public interest throughout the world, commitments of enterprises and the financial sector, will make difference. In 2015 this happened for climate change, and over the last two years also for attention on oceans, particularly on reduction of plastic wastes. This SPS recommendation document places emphasis on building momentum towards political commitment for CBD COP 15, consideration of China’s efforts to adopt best practices, and raising understanding of the need for societal commitment to protecting and conserving nature. The term “nature” is used intentionally, as that is the term people and decision makers understand and value intuitively, even though many scientists and policy makers are comfortable with terms such as biodiversity and ecosystems.

Task Force: Global Governance and Ecological Civilization Topic: Ecosystems and Biodiversity Conservation Year: 2019 Phase: Phase VI (2017-2021) Active

Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation

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