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United Nations : “Biodiversity - our strongest natural defence against climate change”

Kinabalu National Park: Photo Credit: Khaw Soon Hoe

When human activities produce greenhouse gases, around half of the emissions remain in the atmosphere, while the other half is absorbed by the land and ocean.

These ecosystems and the biodiversity they contain are natural carbon sinks, providing so-called nature-based solutions to climate change. (Source: United Nations: Climate Action)

The United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15) ended in Montreal, Canada on 19 December 2022 with a landmark agreement to guide global action on nature through to 2030. Chaired by China and hosted by Canada, COP15 resulted in the adoption of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) on the last day of negotiations. The GBF aims to address biodiversity loss, restore ecosystems, and protect indigenous rights. The plan includes concrete measures to halt and reverse nature loss, including putting 30 per cent of the planet and 30 per cent of degraded ecosystems under protection by 2030.

How does biodiversity impact my business? How could my business contribute to the protection of biodiversity?

Climate Governance Malaysia recognises the importance of biodiversity when addressing the climate emergency. It may not be apparent to you, how biodiversity could be a factor in your business. Perhaps, you require a deeper understanding of the topic. At CGM, we have a panel of biodiversity experts who are able to provide a targeted discourse or discussion on specific facets of biodiversity and its relevance to your business. We offer this to Corporate Friends of CGM.

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