Subnational and local governments worldwide have released the Edinburgh Declaration to call on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its parties to take strong and bold action to effectively halt biodiversity loss.

As key actors in helping to achieve the commitments and targets of the Convention, the Declaration urges for greater recognition of the role subnational and local governments play in delivering on a new global framework of targets set to be agreed on the second quarter of 2021 at COP15.

Regions4 is pleased to join the Scottish Government and the Edinburgh Process partners in taking transformative actions to achieve the 2050 vision of living in harmony with nature.

“We at Regions4 are proud to share the Edinburgh Declaration, a document that led by the Scottish Government gathers the ambitions of leading local and subnational governments and their networks for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The Declaration is also a call for action to join us and our partners in our commitment to work together with the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and do our best to play a stronger role in the implementation of the post-2020 action targets”, highlighted Mr. Iñaki Susaeta, Regions4 Secretary General.

Further information

To know more about the Edinburgh Declaration and join us in calling for greater inclusion of subnational governments in delivering for nature and people, please read the full Press Release available in English, Spanish and French.