In December governments from across the globe met for two weeks in Montreal to plan new actions this decade to halt the loss of wildlife habitat and global biodiversity. A UN report on the event states, "Nature is critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. Adoption of a bold global biodiversity framework that addresses the key drivers of nature loss is needed to secure our own health and well-being alongside that of the planet."
Though the United States sent a delegation to COP15, unfortunately, we are the only country besides the Vatican's Holy See to fail to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity, the global agreement that has emerged from the UN Conferences on Biodiversity. Here is a look at why.
This report confirms the importance of what you are all doing to help protect, restore and connect habitat for pollinators! We are on all part of the solution.