We are aligned with the vision of the UN’ s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:
A world in which consumption and production patterns and use of all natural resources– from air to land, from rivers, lakes and aquifers to oceans and seas – are sustainable… One in which humanity lives in harmony with nature and in which wildlife and other living species are protected.
In this regard, our work supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through a focus on conserving nature though sustainable use as set out in Goals 14 and 15:
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Goal 15:Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
From 2023, our vision is also fully aligned with the new Global Biodiversity Framework adopted at CBD COP15:
By 2050, biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and wisely used, maintaining ecosystem services, sustaining a healthy planet and delivering benefits essential for all people.
In this regard, our work supports several of the new Targets, notably the following:
Target 3: Ensure and enable that by 2030 at least 30 per cent of terrestrial, inland water, and of coastal and marine areas… are effectively conserved and managed through… effective area-based conservation measures…
Target 9: Ensure that the management and use of wild species are sustainable, thereby providing social, economic and environmental benefits for people… including through sustainable biodiversity-based activities, products and services that enhance biodiversity…
Target 19: Substantially and progressively increase the level of financial resources from all sources… including by: Leveraging private finance… and encouraging the private sector to invest in biodiversity, including through impact funds and other instruments…