UN Biodiversity Conference (COP 15) will held in Montreal, Canada

December 7 – 19, 2022 in Montreal, Canada, governments from around the world will come together to agree on a new set of goals to guide global actions through 2040 to protect and restore nature.

The draft Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework has 21 action targets for 2030, including:

  1. Conservation of at least 30 percent of land and sea areas globally.
  2. Restoration of at least 20 percent of degraded freshwater, marine and terrestrial ecosystems.
  3. 50 percent greater reduction in the rate of introduction of invasive alien species.
  4. Reduce nutrients lost to the environment by at least half, and pesticides by at least two thirds, and eliminating discharge of plastic waste.
  5. Nature-based contributions to global climate change mitigation efforts of at least 10 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.

Source: https://www.unep.org/un-biodiversity-conference-cop-15