28 Sep World Leaders unite to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 for Sustainable Development
Ursula Von der Layen, presidente de la Unión Europea: “Political leaders participating in the United Nations Summit on Biodiversity in September 2020, representing 66 countries from all regions and the European Union, have committed to reversing biodiversity loss by 2030. By doing so, these leaders are sending a united signal to step up global ambition and encourage others to match their collective ambition for nature, climate and people with the scale of the crisis at hand.”
Political leaders participating in the United nations Summit on Biodiversity n September 2020, representing 66 countries from all regions and the European Union, have committed to reversing biodiversity loss by 2030. By doing so, these leaders are sending a united signal to step up global ambition and encourage others to match their collective ambition for nature, climate and people with scale of the crisis at hand.”
Ursula Von der Layen, President of the European Union: ”On behalf of the European Union, I am proud to commit to the Leaders’ Pledge for Nature, together with many other Heads of State and Government. We commit to undertake the ten actions to put our planet on a path to recovery. We want to halt and reverse biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation. We must do so for our prosperity and for our health. To protect livelihoods and fight hunger. And to become carbon neutral. All parts of government must take on this challenge together. Jointly with citizens, with industry and businesses, with farmers and fishermen and – women. We want a real common movement for change. One that crosses borders and unites generations. Now is the time to act. I endorse the Leaders Pledge for Nature and commit to take urgent actions so that united we can reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 for sustainable development.’’
Teresa Ribera, Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge of Spain
In endorsing this Pledge for Nature, they commit themselves not simply to words, but to meaningful action and mutual accountability to address the planetary emergency. It marks a turning point and comes with an explicit recognition that they will all be judged now and by future generations on their willingness and ability to meet its aims.
With this Pledge, signatories also aim to support the United Nations system and its fundamental role in catalysing the global response to this crisis in the upcoming decisive months and years.
Read/view more endorsements at Leaders’ Pledge for Nature