Pathways for food and land use systems to contribute to global biodiversity targets

New research by the FABLE Consortium shows how much progress can be made towards global biodiversity targets if urgent action is taken to make food and land use systems more sustainable.

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The brief focuses on the achievements of the following three global biodiversity targets from the CBD post-2020 framework (CBD/WG2020/3/3), by 2030 and 2050:

  • Enhance the integrity of all ecosystems, "with an increase of at least 15% in the area, connectivity, and integrity of natural ecosystems, supporting healthy and resilient populations of all species" by 2050.
  • Achieve a "net gain in the area, connectivity, and integrity of natural systems of at least 5%" by 2030.
  • Retain "existing intact and wilderness areas", halting losses by 2030 or before.

The study develops the modelling of two possible future scenarios for the 20 FABLE countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Germany, Finland, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Norway, Russia, Rwanda, South Africa, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.