Achieving global biodiversity goals by 2050 requires urgent and integrated actions

Paul Leadley, Andrew Gonzalez, David Obura, Cornelia B. Krug, Maria Cecilia Londoño-Murcia, Katie L. Millette, Adriana Radulovici, Aleksandar Rankovic, Lynne J. Shannon, Emma Archer, Frederick Ato Armah, Nic Bax, Kalpana Chaudhari, Mark John Costello, Liliana M. Dávalos, Fabio de Oliveira Roque, Fabrice DeClerck, Laura E. Dee, Franz Essl, Simon FerrierPiero Genovesi, Manuel R. Guariguata, Shizuka Hashimoto, Chinwe Ifejika Speranza, Forest Isbell, Marcel Kok, Shane D. Lavery, David Leclère, Rafael Loyola, Shuaib Lwasa, Melodie McGeoch, Akira S. Mori, Emily Nicholson, Jose M. Ochoa, Kinga Öllerer, Stephen Polasky, Carlo Rondinini, Sibylle Schroer, Odirilwe Selomane, Xiaoli Shen, Bernardo Strassburg, Ussif Rashid Sumaila, Derek P. Tittensor, Eren Turak, Luis Urbina, Maria Vallejos, Ella Vázquez-Domínguez, Peter H. Verburg, Piero Visconti, Stephen Woodley, Jianchu Xu

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Abstract

Governments are negotiating actions intended to halt biodiversity loss and put it on a path to recovery by 2050. Here, we show that bending the curve for biodiversity is possible, but only if actions are implemented urgently and in an integrated manner. Connecting these actions to biodiversity outcomes and tracking progress remain a challenge.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)597-603
Number of pages7
JournalOne Earth
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 17 2022

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was carried out by a group of 50 scientists from 23 countries, organized through bioDISCOVERY, a global research network of Future Earth, and the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) with the aim of providing support and scientific input for negotiations of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The GEO BON Secretariat and bioDISCOVERY IPO provided support in the organization of the virtual meetings. We would like to thank A. Arneth, S. Díaz, M. Gill, and F. Muller-Karger for their critical review of CBD/SBSTTA/24/INF/31 and S. Jellesmark for his contributions. We also thank D. Cooper, B. van Havre, F. Ogwal, and J. Campbell for useful discussions, feedback, and advice. C.B.K. is supported by the University Research Priority Program on Global Change and Biodiversity of the University of Zurich . D.L. acknowledges funding from the UK Research and Innovation’s Global Challenges Research Fund under the Trade, Development and the Environment Hub project ( ES/S008160/1 ) and from the European Commission Directorate-General for Environment contract 07.0202/2020/836131/SER/ENV/.D.2 BIOCLIMA (“Assessing land use, climate and biodiversity impacts of national energy and climate plans (NECPs) and national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) from the EU and its Member States”). M.M. acknowledges support from Australian Research Council SRIEAS grant SR200100005 (“Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future”). K.Ö. acknowledges support from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) Premium Postdoctoral Research Program . L.J.S. was funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under grant 8862428 (Mission Atlantic) and the UK Research and Innovation’s One Ocean Hub ( NE/S008950/1 ). D.P.T. acknowledges funding from the Jarislowsky Foundation and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada .

Funding Information:
This work was carried out by a group of 50 scientists from 23 countries, organized through bioDISCOVERY, a global research network of Future Earth, and the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) with the aim of providing support and scientific input for negotiations of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The GEO BON Secretariat and bioDISCOVERY IPO provided support in the organization of the virtual meetings. We would like to thank A. Arneth, S. Díaz, M. Gill, and F. Muller-Karger for their critical review of CBD/SBSTTA/24/INF/31 and S. Jellesmark for his contributions. We also thank D. Cooper, B. van Havre, F. Ogwal, and J. Campbell for useful discussions, feedback, and advice. C.B.K. is supported by the University Research Priority Program on Global Change and Biodiversity of the University of Zurich. D.L. acknowledges funding from the UK Research and Innovation's Global Challenges Research Fund under the Trade, Development and the Environment Hub project (ES/S008160/1) and from the European Commission Directorate-General for Environment contract 07.0202/2020/836131/SER/ENV/.D.2 BIOCLIMA (“Assessing land use, climate and biodiversity impacts of national energy and climate plans (NECPs) and national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs) from the EU and its Member States”). M.M. acknowledges support from Australian Research Council SRIEAS grant SR200100005 (“Securing Antarctica's Environmental Future”). K.Ö. acknowledges support from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) Premium Postdoctoral Research Program. L.J.S. was funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program under grant 8862428 (Mission Atlantic) and the UK Research and Innovation's One Ocean Hub (NE/S008950/1). D.P.T. acknowledges funding from the Jarislowsky Foundation and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The authors declare no competing interests.

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