The global decline of biodiversity poses fundamental risks to human well-being. It threatens our food and water security, jeopardizes our physical and mental health, weakens our economies, increases fragility, heightens the risk of conflict and exacerbates the climate crisis. The Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) sets out an ambitious plan to implement broad-based action to bring about a transformation in society’s relationship with biodiversity, ensuring that by 2050 the shared vision of ‘living in harmony with nature’ is fulfilled. Read the First Draft of the Post-2020 GBF here.
A new analysis called Nature Finance Info provides the first ever accounting totaling the latest financial commitments from governments, foundations, and corporates to support nature conservation, and also will track progress in the lead up to the UN Post-2020 GBF. Read more about this initiative and a summary of the tracked publicly announced international biodiversity finance commitments here.
Between March and June 2022, SETIN developed a Strategic Environmental Assessments and Appropriate Assessments on Nature 2000 sites (protected areas) of the Italy-Malta Interreg Nexus Programme, Italy-Tunisia Interreg Nexus Programme and Regional Programme ERDF (European Regional Development Fund). Specifically, we were responsible for analyzing the regional Nature 2000 network, preparation of the methodology and of the Environmental Reports, and elaboration of the studies for appropriate assessment of the programmes.