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One year after the Global Biodiversity Framework, are countries on track to deliver on their promise to reverse biodiversity loss?

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🗞️ Driving the news: A year after adopting the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), countries are striving to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030
• Progress has been made, particularly at the national level, with updates to National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)
• However, the overall pace of action remains insufficient to meet the ambitious targets set by the framework

🔭 The context: Despite important milestones like the establishment of the Global Biodiversity Framework Fund, concerns persist about the ambition and quality of revised NBSAPs and the scarcity of new financial commitments for biodiversity

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: The GBF’s success is crucial for addressing biodiversity decline, which is more serious than previously thought. With agriculture and food systems significantly contributing to biodiversity loss, transforming these sectors is vital for both biodiversity conservation and climate action.

⏭️ What's next: The upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference in October 2024 (CBD COP16) is a critical juncture to determine the future of action on biodiversity loss

💬 One quote: "In the coming months, it is vital that countries fulfill the promise of Montreal by announcing sufficiently ambitious NBSAPs and by delivering action on the ground." (Guido Broekhoven, Head of Policy Research and Development at WWF International)

📈 One stat: Agriculture and food systems are responsible for a third of greenhouse gas emissions and 70% of land-based biodiversity loss, highlighting the interconnected nature of biodiversity and climate crises

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