In 2021 we need a global treaty to restore biodiversity in the seas!
Biodiversity is in crisis, and a big part of marine life is threatened with extinction. Through my work on marine biodiversity, I am fighting to reverse this destructive trend.
2021 will be a big year for the oceans. In May, the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations' Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15) will take place in Kunming, China.
At that meeting, the post-2020 global framework for biodiversity will be adopted. This framework will set targets for 2030 and decide on our course of action in the next 10 years. In the last 10 years, we have not done enough to protect our oceans and marine biodiversity.
But this time, we need to be more ambitious and tackle the biodiversity crisis urgently and efficiently.
In the next biodiversity framework, we want at least 30% of the oceans to be protected by 2030 through Marine Protected Areas (known as '30x30 target'). We want to ensure:
1. The 30% target is binding and enforceable by 2030
2. Existing and new MPAs have effective management plans in place
3. Ecological corridors unite the protected areas established
To turn this into reality, we will be advocating for high ambition in the lead-up to meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15). We want to ensure decision-makers will commit to conservation and restoration of marine biodiversity on the global level.
We cannot waste any more time.
You can join us and thousands of other citizens by taking part in actions that will be shared on this page and our social media . Stay tuned for more info!