The community of the world’s nations adopted a landmark framework to support global biodiversity on 19 December, and the agreement contains significant contributions from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), committed to make sure that the needs and impacts of agrifo...
Washington, DC - The fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) ended earlier this week in Montreal, Canada with a landmark agreement to protect 30 percent of the world’s lands, coastal areas and inland waters by 2030. The final text...

Described as the most important global meeting for the future of our planet this century, the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), held in Montreal, Canada under the presidency of China, concluded on Monday 19 December. Around 18 000 people registered for the conference, including representatives from more than 194 parties to the CBD. 

Despite the substantial progress made in spreading knowledge about soil biodiversity and its functions, only around 1% of soil organisms have been identified so far. Moreover, soil biodiversity loss remains one of the main global threats to food security in many regions of the world and is likely...
As negotiators gather in Montreal to agree on a new deal to protect biodiversity, success will depend on the full engagement of the food and agriculture sectors. Our ecosystems are being pushed to the limit. Conservation alone can’t get the job done. We must take action to conserve, protect, rest...

Martine Biron, Minister of International Relations and Francophonie and Minister responsible for the Status of Women, and Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General of FAO, are proud to announce the technical and financial partnership between Quebec and FAO in the form of an international climate cooperation project entitled Accelerating adaptation to climate change in agriculture and food security" (SAGA)

The United Nations has recognized an initiative to restore 300,000 ha of drought-stricken Central American farmland and forests as one of 10 pioneering efforts to revive the natural world.

The United Nations has recognized an initiative to repair thousands of kilometres of degraded land across Africa as one of 10 pioneering efforts to revive the natural world.

The United Nations has recognized 10 ground-breaking efforts from around the globe for their role in restoring the natural world.
“Ecosystems are being pushed beyond breaking point. The adoption of an ambitious post-2020 Framework that strengthens the transformation of agrifood systems is essential for food security, tackling climate challenges and sustainable economic growth, for prosperity, well-being and achieving th...