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Leaked UN Report on Biodiversity

Biological Diversity

Overview

  • The 10th meeting of COP of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) included 20 global biological targets in the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity for the 2011 - 2020.
  • But the report says that none of the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets have been met.
Leaked UN Report on Biodiversity
  • The world needed a shift from business-as-usual.
  • The following eight types of shifts are needed to be implemented to achieve the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity-
    • Transition within land and forests: the report called for restoration of all forests that had been degraded. It also urged restoring local ecosystems.
    • Sustainable food systems: Farmers will have to reduce the use of chemicals and instead focus more on agro ecological farming practices.
    • Sustainable food systems: the report urged people to eat healthier, plant-based food and less meat. It also called for focusing on the problem of food wastage within the supply change and household.
    • Climate action: The report called for nature-based solutions to reduce climate change.
    • One health: Agricultural and urban ecosystems, as well as wildlife should be managed in an integrated manner.

Sustainable management of fisheries, oceans and freshwater as well as sustainable development of cities and infrastructure were the other areas in which shift needed to take place.

- Published/Last Modified on: March 10, 2021

Economy, Environment/Ecology, Down-to-Earth

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