CIEEM Endorses Edinburgh Declaration 

CIEEM, as the leading professional body for ecologists and environmental managers, has endorsed the Edinburgh Declaration on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

The Declaration sets out the aspirations and commitments of the Scottish Government, Edinburgh Process partners, and the wider subnational constituency of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in delivering for nature over the coming decade.

Just some of the commitments in the document are:

  • Increasing resource mobilisation for investment in biodiversity action at subnational, city and local levels, and providing incentives to ensure positive outcomes.
  • Mainstreaming biodiversity across public, private and business sectors to achieve greater environmental, societal and economic resilience.
  • Strengthening capacity building in order to implement nature-based solutions (NBS) and green and blue infrastructure, particularly through ecosystem based approaches and as a contribution to a green recovery from COVID-19.
  • Sharing best practices across subnational, city and local levels, to efficiently implement transformative actions.

Read the full Edinburgh Declaration.