biodiversity

COP15: Countries reach historic agreement to protect the planet’s biodiversity

In the Canadian city of Montreal, delegates from nearly 200 countries participating in the UN Conference on Biodiversity, known as COP15, reached an agreement to protect at least 30% of the land and oceans considered important for biodiversity by 2030.…

International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity celebrate COP15 deal on nature, and welcome the opportunity of working together

Following two weeks of often tense negotiations of the Kunming-Montreal  Global Biodiversity Framework(GBF), in Montreal, Canada, the International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) praised the text for its “strong language on respect for the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local…

COP15 Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) denounces the false solutions of the draft agreement

According to the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) the UN biodiversity talks at COP15 put forward a text that acknowledges the necessary rights, roles and knowledge of Indigenous Peoples but leaves targets wide open for industry to continue biodiversity-destroying activities,…

COP15 Youth dismayed by the lack of ambition in the negotiations

An action to denounce the death of the living “With only 3 days left before the end of COP15, there are still 700 brackets, as many elements of the text that still do not have consensus. We are concerned about…

The recognition of the sovereignty of indigenous people could save the biodiversity and ecosystems

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) and frontline Indigenous activists discuss today the important work of land and water defenders within Canada and beyond who are protecting biodiversity. The panelists were calling out false solutions and the lack of political will within…

Corporate capture and 1 million species at risk of extinction globally COP15 – Friends of the Earth

Up to 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction and many of them within decades according to scientists and researchers. On December 5th, Friends of the Earth International released…

Rewilding Food, Rewilding Our Mind & Rewilding the Earth

Regenerating Biodiversity in our farms, forests, and our Gut Microbiome for Zero Hunger and Good – Health for All Mother Earth is self-organised. Mother Earth has created and sustained Diversity. Colonialism transformed Mother Earth, Vasundhara, Pachmama , Terra Madre, into…

The garrison of San Didero (Valsusa) named after Leonard Peltier

They had promised and they did it. At the end of a very touching event dedicated to Leonard Peltier that took place on June 24th at the garrison of San Didero, in the Susa Valley (Piedmont Region) from 30 years…

UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

With 161 votes in favour, and eight abstentions*, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution on Thursday, declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right. The resolution, based on a similar text adopted last…

Development as Service

Initiatives of the Global South have much to contribute to the discussions on development, sustainability and climate change, especially when it comes to changing our behavior. The world is constantly making new agreements on how to combat climate change, restore…

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