Convention on Biodiversity Advances the Rights of Nature in Proposed Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

Earth Law Center
September 2, 2020

Montreal, Canada—The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has become the first international environmental treaty proposing to advance the Rights of Nature. This milestone occurred in the updated “zero draft” for a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, which will be up for adoption during the 15th meeting of the “Conference of the Parties” (COP) to the CBD in 2021 in Kunming, China. 

Specifically, the zero draft added the following approach to implement the framework: “Consider and recognize, where appropriate, the rights of nature.”

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