Launch of online platform for Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People

05-04-2019

The Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People aims to collect, coordinate and celebrate actions in support of biodiversity conservation and its sustainable use. Launched by the Governments of Egypt and China, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the agenda seeks to mobilize action in the lead up to the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) in 2020. It aims to enhance implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets, advance on the Sustainable Development Goals and support the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, for adoption at COP15 in China. It also highlights actions and initiatives to “bend the curve of loss on biodiversity” and advance the CBD’s vision of Living in Harmony with Nature by 2050.

The Action Agenda has three main objectives: to raise public awareness about the urgent need to stem biodiversity loss and restore areas that may have suffered from human impact, to benefit the health of all living species, including humanity, and rebalance our global ecological system; to inspire and implement nature-based solutions to meet key global challenges; and to catalyse cooperative initiatives in support of global biodiversity goals.

The online platform will receive and showcase commitments and contributions to biodiversity from stakeholders across all sectors. It will enable the mapping of biodiversity efforts around the world, estimate impact and help to identify key gaps. Everyone is encouraged to contribute!

The Action Agenda platform is available at: www.cbd.int/action-agenda/

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