UN new global framework for managing nature

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UN new global framework for managing nature

Recently, a new global framework for the management of nature by the year 2030 has been released by the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity.

  • This framework, released by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), will guide actions around the world to protect and protect nature and the essential services it provides to people.
  • This includes 21 goals for the year 2030, and four objectives to achieve the vision of ‘living in harmony with nature for humanity by 2050’.
  • It will be further refined at the CBD’s Conference of Parties-15 (COP-15) scheduled in Kunming (China) in October

Goal:

  • At least 30% of global land and marine areas to be protected.
  • To reduce the rate of entry and impact of invasive alien species by up to 50%.
  • Reducing environmental degradation of nutrients by at least half, and pesticides by at least two-thirds. Also, eliminating the discharge of plastic waste.
  • To ensure an increase of US$ 200 billion in international financial flows from all sources to developing countries to manage nature.

Objective:

  • Preventing the extinction and degradation of biodiversity.
  • To maintain and promote the services provided by nature to human beings through conservation efforts.
  • Ensuring fair and equitable benefits to all from the use of genetic resources.
  • Bridging the gap between available finance and other means of implementation.

About CBD

  • It was presented for signature at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and took effect in December 1993.
  • CBD supports the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Profit-Sharing, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosecurity, and the Aichi Biodiversity Goals.

Source – The Hindu

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