MILESTONES on the way to the KUNMING AND GLASGOW CONFERENCES. 2010-2021
SEPTEMBER 2018 Global Wetland Outlook: State of the World’s Wetlands and their Services to People reports that since 1970 the world has lost 35% of its wetlands, leaving 25% of wetland dependent species threatened with extinction. Although 2,300 sites world-wide are listed as important, less than half have an effective management plan.
SEPTEMBER 2018 IPCC Special Report. Global Warming of 1.5°C. Go here for Summary for Policymakers. The report suggests that a failure to meet the 1.5°C target, even by 0.5°C would have severe and dangerous consequences.
MAY 2020 FAO and UNEP The State of the World’s Forests 2020. Forests, biodiversity and people reported (good news) that the rate of forest loss is slowing but (bad news) it is still continuing and there is no chance at all of meeting the UN goal of increasing global forest acreage by 3% by 2030.
JULY 2021 UN Working Group present their First Draft of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for the Kunming Conference, aiming at conserving at least 30% of the world’s land and oceans, at eliminating plastic waste and reducing the use of pesticides by at least two thirds.