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Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People Reversing Biodiversity Loss and Promoting Positive Gains to 2030

You are invited to join a global movement of people, across institutions and sectors, committed to accelerate progress on globally agreed biodiversity goals and to meet at least one of the 3 objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Commitments:

Build on efforts from non-state actors and other stakeholders in support of the post-2020 biodiversity framework

Aim to reverse biodiversity loss and restore nature at global, regional and local levels

Raise awareness of the urgency and ambition for actions to shift the course to positive biodiversity gains

Intend to rebuild our human-nature relationship

Are profiled on the CBD's website, social media channels and at official meetings

Inspire further actions in the lead up to the UNGA 2020 Biodiversity Summit, the Subsidiary Bodies of the Convention and the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15, COP-MOP 10 and COP-MOP 4)

More information is under the background section below.

Food systems and health

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The Plant Resource Center/Vietnam/Asia, will develop research on plant genetic resources for conservation and use for food and agriculture, and relevant areas by designing and implementing plans, programmes, projects, including goals, actions, evaluation and relevant indicators on plant genetic resources conservation and social/environmental and economic issues.

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Freshwater, coastal and ocean ecosystems

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NET Africa (Natural Environment Technology in Africa) with the Global Water Partnership are currently developing Citizen Science Apps within the River Nile Basin to engage citizens regarding the environment across Africa, in particular regarding wetlands management.

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Conservation and restoration of land ecosystems

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Beeodiversity will continue to monitor biodiversity and pollution with bees that intervene as drones of the environment (Beeomonitoring), a European project as an innovative tool scientific based to assess ecosystems and make use of scientific indicators.

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Climate change mitigation and adaptation

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National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity/Mexico/Latin America, has committed to measure the connectivity of protected areas in Mexico and Colombia, including the contribution to mitigate the loss of biodiversity to reduce impacts on land use, vegetal cover and climate change.

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Conservation and sustainable use of species

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The China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBGDF) has committed to protect the Tiaozini wetland to, among others, safeguard migratory birds through sanctuaries, including the endangered spoon-billed sandpiper, as the wetland is part of the World Natural Heritage Nomination List application of the IUCN. CBGDF is also committed to protect the relic gulls as an endangered migratory bird by establishing a volunteer based program entitled: Community Conservation Area for Relic Gulls at Tianjin (CCAfa).

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Sustainable consumption and production

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The International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) is developing good-practice guidance on the implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework for the oil and gas industry, including supporting nature-based solutions and mainstreaming biodiversity into the relevant sectors.

Act4nature is an initiative launched by Entreprises pour l’Environnement, 40 French and international large companies from all sectors of the economy, and 20 partners, with the aim of mobilizing 75 companies to protect, promote and restore biodiversity, including to set up global development strategies in businesses to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets through a pledge to undertake 10 common commitments and individual commitments.

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Stewardship

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Hyper Luminal Games, in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), developed CALEDON – a game to enthuse and educate youth of plant health scientists.

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Urban sustainability

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The City of Montreal, Canada, North America, with ICLEI-Cities Biodiversity Center, CitiesWithNature and the SCBD, developed six briefing sheets on concrete biodiversity initiatives (e.g. ecosystems management in large parks, conservation of wildlife trees, renewed and improved wildlife observatories, urban wildlife passages, environmental action days and coexistence with coyotes) with an initiative in each sheet that promotes biodiversity, provides advice to help replicate the initiative in other cities, and specifies which 2030 action targets from the zero draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework are addressed by the initiative. The briefing sheets were launched on World Environment Day in 2020 to exchange expertise between cities and develop a community of practice at the local level in order to inspire urban communities to action and accelerate the international movement to create green cities all over the world.

National Society of Conservationists, a member of the Friends of the Earth International and other international environmentas NGOs/Hungary, Easter Europe, aims to promote protected areas of the capital city, Budapest, this year by holding presentations and developing books to be made available, among others, in the areas.

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Examples of green fiance, access to benefit-sharing and biosafety will be made available shortly.

Pledges by Region

Some pledges are for multiple countries and and some address multiple actors

BACKGROUND

Launched in November 2018 by the Governments of Egypt and China supported by the Secretariat of the CBD

The Action Agenda aims to turn pledges into measurable actions that support and complement the efforts of Governments in implementing the Aichi Biodivesity Targets, the Sustainable Development Goals and the upcoming Global Biodiversity Framework

The Conference of the Parties in decision XIV/34, “encourage indigenous peoples and local communities and all relevant organizations and stakeholders including the private sector to consider developing, prior to the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties, biodiversity commitments that may contribute to an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework and to make such information available as a contribution to the Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People”.

Roadmap to UN Biodiversity Conference

QUOTES

"As one global community, let’s set the scene for action that will allow us to build back better, and take the actions needed for a sustainable future"

Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the CBD

"With the Action Agenda, Egypt is passing on the baton of conservation to China, which ushers in the new era of ecological civilization: building a shared future for all life on Earth. It is our hope that the Action Agenda can inspire all Parties and stakeholders to take part in CBD COP 15, make contributions to the development and implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and create win-win results through collaboration. It is also our hope that all people, regardless of race, gender, age, background and identity can contribute the best of their abilities to protect biodiversity..."

His Excellency Mr. Huang Runqiu, Minister of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China

"We need to work with people and groups of people from all sectors and all backgrounds and invite them to make their own commitments"

Her Excellency Ms. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt and President of the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

NEWS AND UPDATES

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Upcoming Events: Subsidiary Body of Implementation 3

UN Biodiversity Conference

To contact us, please email: action.agenda@cbd.int

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