Call on governments to include population in biodiversity agreement

To prevent further biodiversity loss, we must address the impact of our growing human population. Please call on your country’s environment minister to support the inclusion of positive, choice-based population action in the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework.

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity is the key international agreement protecting global biodiversity. Signatory governments must develop plans to protect biodiversity in their own nations, set targets and coordinate international action. Yet, progress is slow, targets are not being met and leaders are not taking this issue seriously enough. 

Not a single one of the Aichi biodiversity targets have been met, in part because they fail to address human population growth, one of the main drivers fuelling the destruction of nature. It's vital that the new programme of action to replace the Aichi targets addresses population to have any chance of success.

Using the form on this page, you can send a personal message to the environment minister in your country. Simply fill in your details in the Take Action fields and press Next. The suggested text for your message will then appear, with your details and those of the minister from your country filled in. You can amend that text if you wish. Original messages with unique subject lines are normally most effective but there is no need to make changes if you don't want to - just click the button to send your message when you are ready. If you do amend the text, please keep your message polite and positive. The message the minister receives will include your email address, so you may receive a reply from them.

NB: If your country is not on the list and you have the relevant contact information, please let us know so we can add it.

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