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“International Leaders for Biodiversity” Initiative
Metz, France, May 6, 2019
Recognizing the current environmental crisis, as well as the urgent need to halt the loss of biodiversity and to put biodiversity on the path to recovery, for the benefit of all people and the planet;
Acknowledging the outcomes of the 14th Conference of the Parties to the Convention in Biological Diversity” (CBD COP-14), including the Sharm El-Sheikh Declaration and aware of the fact that COP-15 in 2020 will decide in a new global framework for biodiversity – a new deal for Nature – and will therefore represent a major global chance for sustainable development;
Aware of the crucial importance of tackling the climate and biodiversity crises jointly;
Welcoming the “2019 Global Assessment Report in Biodiversity” and Ecosystem Services by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, and being concerned by its findings;
Acknowledging Decision 14/34 of the CBD that urges Parties to “…actively engage and contribute to the process of developing a robust post-2020 global biodiversity framework” and invites Parties to “consider developing, as appropriate to the national context, individually or jointly, and on a voluntary basis, biodiversity commitments that contribute to the achievement of the three objectives of the Convention, […] and […] to an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework, without prejudging the outcomes of the process to develop this framework”;
Recognizing the critical rile of non state-actors and other key partners to reach and implement an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework;
Acknowledging that the “Sharm-El Sheikh Declaration and the “Sharm-El Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People” provide strong bases for country- and stakeholder-led initiatives;
Welcoming the “Metz Charter on Biodiversity” and biodiversity-related outcomes of the 2019 G7 Ministerial Meeting;
Welcoming high level international discussions to accelerate action in biodiversity, and welcoming the contribution to the discussions provided by the “Nature Champions Summit” and its “Nature Champions: Call to Action” and the upcoming Trondheim Biodiversity Conference;
We commit to:
We invite all States that are willing to take a leadership role in developing and implementing an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework to join us.
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Source: The Official Website of the 2019 French Presidency of the G7
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