COP15: What is the UK doing to meet the new Global Biodiversity Targets?
The UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s COP15 is bringing representatives from countries around the world to Montreal, Canada, to agree on a new deal to confront the growing biodiversity crisis: the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. This is likely to include a range of targets to achieve by 2030, including protecting at least 30% of land and sea, halting and reversing biodiversity loss and reducing pollution.
We contacted government departments and eNGOs (environmental non-governmental organisations) from across the UK’s four devolved nations in order to find out if the new targets can be met by 2030, what policies are in progress, how governments can be held to account and how more political and public interest in the biodiversity crisis can be encouraged. This briefing summarises the opinions of the five experts who were interviewed and the key policy developments related to the forthcoming targets from COP15.
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