Pachamama Partnership with the Decade on Biodiversity 2011-2020

Pachamama is proud to be an official partner of the United Nations Decade of Biodiversity and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020; a global strategy for plant conservation aiming to reduce the loss of natural habitat by 2020

The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 from the United Nations purpose is to promote the effective implementation from the Convention through strategic planning, comprising a shared vision and a mission with targets that will inspire broad-based action by all Parties and stakeholders. The strategic plan will also provide the framework for establishing regional and national targets making implementation of the provisions of the convention feasible.

A global strategy for plant conservation will be constructed using the Nagoya Protocol (29 October 2010). The Nagoya Protocol is responsible for creating legal certainty, creating conditions to promote and encourage research contributing to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, and to produce and provide fair and non-arbitrary rules and procedures. The strategic plan for biodiversity will also serve as a communicating tool capable of attracting attention from stakeholders, thereby mainstreaming biodiversity into national and global agendas. One primary focus on the agenda is reducing the loss of natural habitat by 50% and wherever feasible 100% by 2020, which will subsequently increase demand on FSC approved forest products over the next several years.

In December 22, 2010 the United Nations General Assembly, building on the International Year of Biodiversity (2010) declared 2011-2020 the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (Resolution 65/161). The UN Decade on Biodiversity serves to support and promote the implementation of objective from a strategic plan with a goal of significantly reducing biodiversity loss including primary forest preservation. The UN is encouraging the private sector along with governments to develop, implement and communicate supportive actions, to address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss, including production and consumption patterns.