Biodiversity is essential for human life. Our ecosystems provide the source for our food, regulate our climate and provide clean air and water, which is why it is vital they remain diverse and healthy. Yet their condition has significantly deteriorated in recent decades, both globally and in Switzerland. To preserve biodiversity – and hence our ecosystems – action is needed at local, regional and global level.
Switzerland is actively involved in international efforts to conserve biodiversity. It is committed to the successful implementation of biodiversity-related agreements at global and regional level and supports international initiatives for the promotion, sustainable use and monitoring of biodiversity.
The efforts of international biodiversity-related conventions and processes are currently focused on implementing the Kunming Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework and its global biodiversity targets by 2030. The global framework was adopted in December 2022 at the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
Last modification 14.04.2023