Global Framework for Managing Nature Through 2030: Here’s all about CBD’s new plan to end ecological destruction

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat launched a new Global Framework for Managing Nature Through 2030 in order to guide actions globally that “preserve and protect nature and its essential services to people.”

theconversation.comCBD goals aim to reverse ecological destruction of Earth by the end of the decade, and included a plan to safeguard at least 30 per cent of the world’s land and sea areas, eliminate plastic waste and halve the nutrients lost to the environment.

“The framework aims to galvanize this urgent and transformative action by Governments and all of society, including indigenous peoples and local communities”, said CBD Executive Secretary Elizabeth Maruma Mrema.

The draft framework that which provides a Paris-style UN agreement on biodiversity loss was adopted by the CBD’s 196 member parties, with four broad milestone goals:

• The UN framework aims to expand ecosystems by 15 per cent to support resilient populations of all species. And by 2030, it aims to save about 90% of the genetic diversity of wild and domesticated species.

• By the year 2050, nature’s contributions to people must be “valued, maintained or enhanced through conservation.” But by 2030, they must be taken into account while taking all relevant decisions.

• For the fair use of genetic resources for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, the third goal sets out the shorter-term target of increasing not only monetary benefits to providers but also non-monetary allowances.

• Last but not least, in order to implement the framework by 2050, the aim is to progressively close the gap between available financial resources by up to $700 billion per year and by 2030, ensure greater technical and scientific cooperation and technology transfer.