Agreements to biodiversity: New targets for the protection of species

The UN has submitted a new draft Treaty for the protection of biodiversity. Like the old agreement, it lacks the punch. a new international study Has discover

Agreements to biodiversity: New targets for the protection of species

The UN has submitted a new draft Treaty for the protection of biodiversity. Like the old agreement, it lacks the punch.

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at Least ten percent of the species areas of the world are to be protected until 2030 strict; invasive species should be controlled and pushed to the back, and the pollution can be reduced by nutrient surpluses, biocides and plastic waste by half. These are three of twenty goals from the first draft for a new agreement to protect biodiversity has been published on Monday on the website of the Convention on biological diversity. The old agreement runs out this year.

On your big biodiversity summit in October, the United Nations want to decide how the humanity to protect the biological wealth of the world in the next few years, better and a fairer allocation. As a basis for Discussion about the now released "Zero Draft" is used. The Text had surprised him at various Points "positively", commented Friedrich Wulf from the Swiss nature conservation organization Pro Natura, at a crucial point, he was very disappointing.

Positive-Wulf a rating of the "participatory and rights-based approach", the authors of the draft had chosen. The rights of indigenous peoples and local communities are taken into account in the implementation of the agreement and their participation ensured. Also was good that the draft is not clear that the conservation of biodiversity is no concern of not only the environmental ministries, but the entire government as well as the society.

New strategies for how the objectives can also implement, does not contain the draft contract, however. In it, Wulf sees the decisive flaw. "The goals were already in the expiring agreement to end well and properly," says the nature expert, "only they have not been implemented". Because the Text did not provide for any mandatory inspections or sanctions, threatened him to the same fate.

For Nicola Uhde by the Federal government for environmental and nature conservation would need to be more clearly named, what is causing the loss of biodiversity. To do business "our way is the biggest Problem," says Uhde, "and we have to solve".

Updated Date: 13 January 2020, 18:00

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