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GBO-5 Comments and Media Coverage

The following messages, articles and quotes about GBO-5 are a select few, among the many received by Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity:


Antonio Guterres

António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations 

“As we emerge from the immediate impacts of the pandemic, we have an unprecedented opportunity to ‘build back better’, incorporating the transitions outlined in this Outlook and embodied in an ambitious plan to put the world on track to achieve the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity.  Part of this new agenda must be to tackle the twin global challenges of climate change and biodiversity loss in a more coordinated manner, understanding both that climate change threatens to undermine all other efforts to conserve biodiversity; and that nature itself offers some of the most effective solutions to avoid the worst impacts of a warming planet.”

Inger Andersen





Inger Andersen
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme

“Now, we must accelerate and scale-up collaboration for nature-positive outcomes – conserving, restoring and using biodiversity fairly and sustainably. If we do not, biodiversity will continue to buckle under the weight of land- and sea-use change, overexploitation, climate change, pollution and invasive alien species. This will further damage human health, economies and societies – with particularly detrimental effects on indigenous peoples and local communities.   We know what needs to be done, what works and how we can achieve good results. If we build on what has already been achieved, and place biodiversity at the heart of all our policies and decisions – including in COVID-19 recovery packages – we can ensure a better future for our societies and the planet."


Elizabeth Maruma Mrema

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema
Executive Secretary, Convention on Biological Diversity

“This flagship report underlines that ‘humanity stands at a crossroads with regard to the legacy we wish to leave to future generations,’”

Listen to Elizabeth's interview with Daniel Johnson- UN News-Geneva


Social Media Comments



Media Coverage Highlights

Source  Headline and Hyperlink

The New York Times

A ‘Crossroads’ for Humanity: Earth’s Biodiversity Is Still Collapsing
Countries have made insufficient progress on international goals designed to halt a catastrophic slide, a new report found.

The Guardian

World fails to meet a single target to stop destruction of nature – UN report
‘Humanity at a crossroads’ after a decade in which all of the 2010 Aichi goals to protect wildlife and ecosystems have been missed

Our Daily Planet

One Cool Thing: Key UN Global Biodiversity Report Due Out Today





Global efforts to protect biodiversity fall short
New report finds glimmer of progress, but nations are not achieving targets  

The Economist

Natural disasters quicken an already precipitous global loss of species
Two new reports highlight how badly countries have been missing their biodiversity targets

The Washington Post

A decade ago, the world agreed to 20 Aichi Biodiversity targets. It did not meet any of them



Hewan Terancam Punah dan Kerusakan Lingkungan, Apa Hubungannya dengan Wabah Penyakit Baru?



The world set a 2020 deadline to save nature but not a single target was met, UN report says
UN report: 1 million species at risk of extinction

Yahoo!ニュース Japan