The United Nations Conference on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat on Monday released the first official draft of a new global biodiversity framework to guide actions globally for the conservation and protection of nature by 2030. The framework, released Monday, supports a more than 50 percent reduction in the rate of introduction of invasive alien species and the control or elimination of such species to eliminate or reduce their impacts.

The framework reportedly includes 21 targets for 2030, which, among other things, will provide, among other things, at least 30 percent of land and marine areas globally, especially areas of special importance to biodiversity and its contributions to people, Protected through effective, equitably managed, ecologically representative. Well-connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures.

It calls for a nature-based contribution to global climate change mitigation efforts of at least 10 GtCO2e per year by reducing nutrients lost to the environment by at least half and pesticides by at least two-thirds and eliminating plastic waste discharges. does, and all mitigation and adaptation efforts avoid negative impacts on biodiversity. Biodiversity and its benefits are fundamental to human well-being and a healthy planet. Despite ongoing efforts, biodiversity is deteriorating around the world, and this decline is expected to continue or worsen under business-as-usual scenarios, according to news released by the CBD Secretariat.

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