Over 150 pledges from the Netherlands
IUCN NL’s Dutch Action Agenda has shared with the Action Agenda over 150 pledges from governments, non-governmental organizations and businesses to contribute to biodiversity in various aspects in order to demonstrate the support and willingness by the Dutch society to conserve and restore biodiversity. The Dutch Action Agenda for Biodiversity constitutes an important building block for the Netherlands to reach their goals. In order to halt the loss of biodiversity in the Netherlands and worldwide, commitments, collaborations, engagements and implementations are required to achieve the targets.
The Dutch Action Agenda is inspiring other organizations to contribute to biodiversity targets and to influence the Dutch government to raise the level of biodiversity ambitions and to achieve them. Over half of the pledges were submitted by companies, mostly from the agricultural and financial sectors.
The Dutch Action Agenda for Biodiversity
The Dutch Action Agenda for Biodiversity was developed by a collaboration involving the Dutch National Committee of the IUCN (IUCN NL), the Delta Plan for Biodiversity Restoration and MVO Nederland, with financial support from the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV). The contribution across the financial sector was made by De Nederlandse Bank (DNB) Sustainable Finance Platform Biodiversity, in association with the Dutch signatories to the Finance for Biodiversity pledge.
Make a commitment
By visiting the Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming to Montreal Action Agenda for Nature and People website, any non-state actor - such as civil society, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs), women and youth groups, business, industry, finance and individual citizens - can make a commitment to the CBD’s Action Agenda for Nature and People.
The Dutch Action Agenda for Biodiversity: pledges by non-state actors to the 2030 CBD targets,
IUCN NL, Delta Plan for Biodiversity Restoration, MVO Nederland, 2021 [PDF, 2.54 Mb]
Delta Plan for Biodiversity Recovery: Taking Action for a Richer Netherlands,
Samen voor Biodiversiteit (Together for Biodiversity), Decembre 2018 [PDF, 3.80 Mb]
Indebted to nature: Exploring biodiversity risks for the Dutch financial sector,
Joris van Toor & Al., DeNederlandscheBank, June 2020 [PDF, 10.55 Mb]
Infographic: biodiversity, opportunities and risks for the financial sector, Sustainable Finance Platform, DeNederlandscheBank, 2020 [PDF, 4.7MB]
Dutch National Committee of the IUCN (IUCN NL)
Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands (Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuur en Voedselkwaliteit; LNV)
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) Biodiversity Working Group
Signatories of the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge