As part of our Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty vision, and to further strengthen our commitment to play an active role in inverting the climate crisis and protecting the environment and biodiversity, ACTED is a signatory of the Non-State Actor’s Call to Action which aims at securing an equitable, nature-positive, net zero emissions world.
This week, the city of Marseille hosted the IUCN World Conservation Congress. As non-state actors, we are calling on governments parties to strengthen the first draft of the Global Biodiversity Framework ahead of CBD CoP 15 in Kunming to secure a nature-positive world by 2030, in support of climate action and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by:
- Including a nature-positive mission that commits the world to reverse biodiversity loss and improve the state of nature by 2030, against a 2020 baseline.
- Ensuring rights-based approaches: guaranteeing human rights, including safeguarding human rights defenders, gender equality, Indigenous Peoples and local community rights, intergenerational equity, and recognizing children as equal stakeholders, ensuring their effective participation in decision-making processes.
- Ensuring rights-based approaches to nature-based solutions and to conserving 30% of land, freshwater, and seas by 2030.
- Directly tackling the drivers of nature loss – including unsustainable agricultural and food systems, forestry, fisheries, infrastructure, and extractives practices – by securing a just and sustainable transition that halves the impact of all that society produces and consumes by 2030.
- Committing adequate financial resources from all sources, and their appropriate allocation, including by eliminating all harmful subsidies by 2030. Aligning all public and private financial flows to a nature-positive world.
- Securing a strong, effective, inclusive and transparent implementation mechanism that prioritizes bottom-up over top-down approaches, and that will allow for a ratcheting up of action over time.