UK Environment Secretary Therese Coffey has urged action to protect and restore nature.
This came when he participated in the activities of the “Biodiversity Day” today, within the framework of the twenty-seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh. .
UN Convention on Biological Diversity Coffey addressed the conference’s keynote address in Montreal next month, saying that while significant progress has been made in addressing natural loss, more action is needed from the public and private sectors to close the reported funding gap. According to the British government’s official website, $700 billion is needed to stop the loss of nature.
On Biodiversity Day today, Coffey said the UK Government was continuing to lead global efforts to embrace nature to reduce global temperatures and create a sustainable future.
He added: “More than half of global GDP depends on nature, which is why the UK has put nature at the heart of our COP26 and called for 30 per cent of our land and oceans to be protected by 2030.
“We continue to show international leadership through commitments to build a natural world rich in flora and fauna to address the climate crisis, and at next month’s meeting of the United Nations Conference on Biological Diversity, we will strive for an ambitious agreement that includes a pledge to eradicate
Reversing biodiversity loss, increasing resources to preserve and protect nature from all sources.