Main Milestones
2017
The Ocean Conference
2015
Addis Ababa Action Agenda
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Paris Agreement
2014
SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA) Pathway
2013
High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development
2012
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, RIO +20: the Future We Want
2010
Five-year review of the Mauritius Strategy of Implementation: MSI+5
2005
BPOA+10: Mauritius Strategy of Implementation
2002
World Summit on Sustainable (WSSD) Rio+10: Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
1999
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)+5
1997
UNGASS -19: Earth Summit +5
1994
Bardados Programme of Action (BPOA)
1993
Start of CSD
1992
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development: Agenda 21
1987
Our Common Future
1972
United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference)
Creation of UNEP
How Sectors can Contribute to Sustainable Use and Conservation of Biodiversity
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, 2014
Biodiversity is an important element of our natural capital.Ongoing loss of biodiversity as a result of a short-term focus has to be halted in view of long-term responsibilities and benefits.
A focus on the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity in primary sectors will help to realize this halt.
In 2010, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency published its study ‘Rethinking Global Biodiversity Strategies’ in which we concluded that significant and lasting improvements in the downward biodiversity trend have to come from changes in human activities including agriculture, forestry,fishing and energy use. While traditional biodiversity policies that focus on conservation and protection measures would continue to be important, they need to be complemented with additional policies to address drivers and pressures of biodiversity loss. This study showed that ambitious, cross-sectoral strategies would half the rate of biodiversity loss by2050, compared to what was projected without any new policies.

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