We're pushing for a people-centred approach to reversing biodiversity loss
An estimated 1.87 billion people live in important biodiversity conservation areas and rely on the local biodiversity for their livelihood and wellbeing.
what is cop15?
COP15 is the 15th edition of the UN Conference on Biodiversity. It will take place in Montreal, Canada from the 7-19th December.
This year, the Global Diversity Framework - considered the “Paris Agreement for Nature” - is on the table, where governments will agree on a number of targets aimed at halting and reversing biodiversity loss.
The question is, will COP15 bring forward solutions that include people who live on and from the land?
What is at stake?
Our planet is experiencing biodiversity loss at a staggering rate, with far-reaching consequences to life on earth as we know it. Biodiversity is vital to our daily lives and the health of the planet’s ecosystem.
COP15 is meant to help bring biodiversity loss under control.
Yet many of the solutions - as currently presented - are leaving out a major part of the equation; the people who live on and from the land.
Conservation efforts that infringe on the human rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities, including pastoralists and small-scale farmers, are certain to fail. Their way of living and the land they keep is the solution itself.
Regognise their rights and the planet will thrive.
What are we hoping for?
Nature with people.
We know one of the biggest threats to biodiversity is changes to land use and the exploitation of natural resources.
Research has found that when people have secure rights to their land and territories they are empowered to make climate smart decisions and incentives to invest in sustainable land management practices.
For nature with people to work, human rights language needs to be integrated into each relevant target (1, 2, 3, 10, 21, 22) and not treated as a cross-cutting issue.
ILC network events
PROTECTING BIODIVERSITY: THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF WOMEN LAND & ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENDERS
8 December 2022Read More
INDICATORS TO MONITOR CONTRIBUTIONS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES
9 December 2022Read More
Attaining Sustainable Management of Working Lands (TNC)
11 December 2022Read More
NATURE AND CULTURE SUMMIT: CBD ROUNDTABLE ON INDICATORS
12 December 2022Read More