COP15 – Key aims agreed for global conservation. Now for the implementation
The Montreal-Kunming conference achieved laudable agreement on a range of key objectives for the Global Biodiversity Framework on 19th December. They follow on from the targets set in Aichi for 2011-2020.
The emphasis now is on ensuring achievement – with 2030 as the imminent target date, aligned to Paris Agreement timelines. Strategies from the EU for biodiversity and forests could provide useful models for the route ahead.