The 15th Conference of Parties (COP 15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, held at Montreal in Canada, has managed to conclude an agreement that looks impressive on paper but might prove tough to implement despite mooting an elaborate financing mechanism to do so.
What is the deal?
Key highlights of the GBF –
How practical are these targets?
What is in it for India?
Way forward –
Regardless of the merits and demerits of the new biodiversity accord, political will is essential to make any tangible progress on this front. Otherwise the earth’s natural balance would get perilously skewed, portending a grave ecological crisis.
Source – Business Standard
QUESTION – At the 15th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the ‘Global Biodiversity Framework’ was adopted. What are its provisions? Can the world achieve the intended objectives by 2030?