Elizabeth Mrema is the Acting Executive Secretary of the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity and will lead the year-long negotiation by the parties to the Convention on whether and how to set a goal of conserving 30% of the planet for nature by 2030. ODP: This is just the first in a series of negotiations […]Continue Reading 873 words
By Polen Cisneros, Wildlife Crime Program Officer, International Fund for Animal Welfare As a conservationist and a millennial, it is easy to say that 2019 was rather a disheartening year for nature. Not only did the current administration weaken certain protections for animals at the risk of extinction, but the 2019 IPBES Report also painted […]Continue Reading 680 words
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Stephenne Harding is the Senior Director of the Campaign for Nature at the National Geographic Society and is also part of a coalition of environmental groups working to conserve at least 30% of the ocean by 2030. She spoke to ODP from a key meeting of the United Nations in Kenya happening this week. ODP: What is […]Continue Reading 753 words
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A major United Nations scientific report on biodiversity will be released later today, after a week of negotiations on the final text written by 400 leading scientists from 130 nations assessing the state of Nature — and its impact on humanity — across the globe, according to a draft obtained by Agence France-Presse (AFP).Continue Reading 445 words
A new study published Friday in the journal Science Advances lays out a strong case and a game plan — called the Global Deal for Nature — that will BOTH stabilize climate and ensure that species and ecosystems will be preserved in the near future. This study argues that by protecting “30 percent of the […]Continue Reading 529 words