Get to know the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, an ambitious pack of measures to transform society's relationship with biodiversity by 2050. Among its goals: restore 20% of degraded ecosystems and reduce the introduction or settlement of invasive alien species by 50%. Negotiations to adopt this framework will continue during summer 2022. Stay tuned.
An ecosystem is a place where plants, animals and other organisms, in conjunction with the landscape around them, come together to form the web of life. Here are the eight main types of ecosystem and some of the things that can be done to revive them.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.