Action for nature is essential to safeguard people and planet for future generations. Organizations representing tens of millions of individuals globally, along with hundreds of businesses, issue coordinated calls to global leaders for action, before its too late.
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that humanity is placing too much pressure on the natural world and has laid bare profound inequalities in societies. Action now to set nature, ecosystems and societies on the path to recovery is essential for poverty reduction, human rights and developmet.
Nature is the physical loom upon which the tapestry of culture, civilization, and peace is woven. Nurturing faithful attitudes and approaches that create sustainable patterns of individual lifestyles and collective actions is essential for people of faith.
Subnational governments, cities and local authorities are deeply concerned about the significant implications that the loss of biodiversity and climate change has on livelihoods and communities. They recognise the need for transformative change and the role played by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.
Leaders of global environment and development organisations, foundations, UN agencies, business groups and representatives of Indigenous Peoples and local communities call on Heads of State and Governments to unite global actions - to set nature on the road to recovery by 2030, for an equitable, carbon-neutral and nature-positive world.
These calls for action come in the run-up to the high level General Debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA-75), highlighting how the destruction and degradation of nature is placing human health and livelihoods at risk.
Heads of State and Government are urged to take bold, transformative decisions on nature at the UN’s Summit on Biodiversity, due to take place on 30 September.