Checkpoint for monitoring the utilization of genetic resources of the Republic of Belarus
6 July 2021

Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) is the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It is a periodic report that summarizes the latest data on the status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions relevant to the further implementation of the Convention.

“Humanity stands at a crossroads with regard to the legacy it leaves to future generations. Biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented rate, and the pressures driving this decline are intensifying.”

“Stepping up action to safeguard and restore biodiversity – the living fabric of our planet and the foundation of human life and prosperity – is an essential part of this collective effort.”

“Living in harmony with nature will involve a shift in our thinking so that biodiversity is recognized as an essential element of sustainable development.”

“Available evidence suggests that despite the failure to meet the goals of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, it is not too late to slow, halt and eventually reverse current trends in the decline of biodiversity.”

“Evidence in our hands demonstrates the severe, widespread and persistent consequences to people, cultures, economies, the climate and the natural world if we continue along our current paths of behaviour and decisions.”

“Improving public understanding of biodiversity, including awareness of its values and the steps that we can all take to conserve and use it sustainably is clearly critical to underpin progress towards the 2050 Vision for Biodiversity.”

“By 2050, biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and wisely used, maintaining ecosystem services, sustaining a healthy planet and delivering benefits essential for all people.”

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Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 Report

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