The COP15 summit closed in Montreal, Canada in December 2022 with the adoption of “Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” (GBF). The landmark UN biodiversity agreement includes four goals and 23 targets to be achieved by 2030.
Among the targets outlined in the agreement, the GBF aims to: protect 30% of Earth’s lands, oceans, coastal areas and inland waters with areas of high biodiversity and ecological significance to be prioritised; ensure the use of wild species is sustainable and minimises impacts on non-target species; halts human-induced extinctions of threatened species. Another key target contained in the framework is for the prevention and eradication of invasive alien species on islands and other priority sites.
The targets and goals of the GBF could bring significant benefits to all 31 ACAP-listed species.
Under the agreement, countries are obligated to monitor and report on indicators related to progress against the GBF's goals and targets every five years or less.
The official press release from the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) is available here.
2 January 2023