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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:

Quotes 

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

 

百家号

里约三公约已将所有实体会议推迟至2021年|绿会国际部COVID-19速递
年11月举行线上讨论的备选方案。\n爱心捐赠\n并且,为了筹备SBSTTA和SBI会议,CBD秘书处将在2020年9月举行线上会议。第五版《全球生物多样性展望》(GBO-5)也终将在9月发布。\n2020年后全球生物多样性框架工作组第三次会议的新日期尚未宣布\n...

Science

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

 

Kompas

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

 

CNN

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

野生動物の減少止まらず、各国はさらなる取り組みを=国連報告書
多様性事務局は15日、2010年に名古屋市で開かれた国連生物多様性条約第10回締約国会議(COP10)で、生物多様性を守ることを目標に採択された「愛知目標」の達成状況を公表した。それによると、同目標が掲げる20の個別目標について、...