Contributed by the Convention on Biological Diversity
– UN ’s Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 report outlines eight major transitions needed to slow, then halt nature’s accelerating decline.
– Final report card on Aichi Biodiversity Targets, set in 2010: 6 of world’s 20 goals “partially achieved” by 2020 deadline.
– Towards a landmark new global post 2020 biodiversity framework: GBO 5 synthesizes scientific basis for urgent action.
– Bright spots include: extinctions prevented by conservation, more land and oceans protected, fish stocks bounce back in well managed fisheries.