The UN Biodiversity Conference, also known as COP 15, will run from the 7th of December until the 19th of December (2022) in Montreal, Canada. The conference will allow countries from around the world to discuss strategies and initiatives to prevent the loss of biodiversity.
Countries from around the world will discuss
strategies and initiatives to prevent
the loss of biodiversity.
During this 15th meeting, the countries involved will put plans in place to begin the prevention of biodiversity loss with the intention of reversing this loss by 2030. Those involved with this conference have all signed the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) treaty at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
This treaty was put together to encourage those that had signed it to tackle the major effects that were damaging nature. During this year’s conference the protocols written within the treaty will be discussed in order for their implementation to begin.
COP15’s schedule contains numerous meetings, conferences, networking opportunities and briefings that allows everyone, from country leaders to not-for-profit organisations, to discuss how to protect our biodiversity.
WWF, the National Trust, and RSPB have united to power the People’s Plan for Nature, which is a UK-wide initiative to conserve nature. The aim of the initiative is to allow everyone to have a say in how we protect the UK’s biodiversity.
Their aim is to encourage people to understand the importance of our biodiversity so that they will get involved in conserving it. As preventing the loss of nature is just as important as preventing climate change, and we can’t prevent one without working towards preventing the other.
For more information on the People’s Plan for Nature see their website: https://peoplesplanfornature.org/.