We cannot tackle the challenges of deforestation, water security, biodiversity loss and climate change in isolation. They are interdependent problems that need integrated solutions.
CDP engages with policymakers to ensure that climate change, deforestation, water security and a wide range of environmental issues are considered in their decision making, leveraging data and insights from our three thematic questionnaires.
We need to see a better integration of nature and climate change in decision making, on equal footing at national levelElizabeth M. Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity speaking at CDP Now For Nature Awards, 2022
COP15 could be a historic moment - the largest meeting on biodiversity in a generation - and a once-in-a-decade opportunity for the world’s governments to agree a global agreement for nature, similar in significance to the Paris Agreement on climate change.
196 countries are working through the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to agree a Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), which should commit to halting and reversing biodiversity loss by 2030. Non-state actors must play a critical role in protecting and restoring nature.