COP 15 reaches an agreement on the biodiversity framework to protect nature

At the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, nations from around the world finalized a new set of goals and targets to guide global action through 2030 to halt and reverse biodiversity loss. The goals include protecting 30 per cent of the world’s land, water, and marine areas by 2030, as well as mobilizing at least USD 200 billion per year in domestic and international biodiversity-related funding from both public and private sources.

As the world’s most credible validation for forest stewardship, FSC will be a key tool to support governments, businesses, and other major stakeholders to effectively implement the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

FSC solutions directly contribute to the delivery of the Framework through the following indicators in the monitoring framework:
*Target 10: Progress toward sustainable forest management and forest area under forest certification scheme like the Forest Stewardship Council.
*Goal B: Certified forests with verified impacts on biodiversity conservation.

“FSC solutions are significant assets for governments to embed forest stewardship in international policy frameworks; they also support efforts to reach national and international targets such as restoration and biodiversity commitments.” – Kim Carstensen, Director General, FSC International.
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