To prevent further biodiversity loss, we must address the impact of our growing human population. Please call on your country’s Head of State to discuss this issue at the UN's Summit on Biodiversity on 30 September 2020. 

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity is the key international agreement protecting global biodiversity. Signatory governments must develop plans to protect biodiversity in their own nations, set targets and coordinate international action. Yet, progress is slow, targets are not being met and leaders are not taking this issue seriously enough. In the meantime, the sixth mass extinction is still accelerating.

The reasons for why current targets to halt the loss of biodiversity (and those set out in the Sustainable Development Goals) are failing include the fact that they don't address human population growth, one of the main drivers fuelling the destruction of nature. It's vital that Heads of State ensure that the new Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework incorporates positive population solutions.

Using the form on this page, you can send a personal message to the environment minister in your country. Simply fill in your details in the Take Action fields and press Next. The suggested text for your message will then appear, with your details and those of the minister from your country filled in. You can amend that text if you wish. Original messages with unique subject lines are normally most effective but there is no need to make changes if you don't want to - just click the button to send your message when you are ready. If you do amend the text, please keep your message polite and positive. The message the minister receives will include your email address, so you may receive a reply from them.

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