As COP28 continues to unfold in Dubai, the imperative to include Indigenous voices in climate conversations has never been more urgent. At BirdLife International, the recognition of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities as vital actors in environmental stewardship forms the bedrock of our conservation philosophy.
As we delve into a busy two weeks of COP28, here are the key commitments we are looking for from governments around the world. Stay tuned to find out what happens as we hold decision makers accountable and watch to see whether COP28 delivers the breakthroughs that are so desperately needed for a brighter future for people and planet.
The Senegal Bird Atlas is an initiative of the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, with the support of the African-Eurasian Migratory Landbird Action Plan (AEMLAP). The project is a first for a French speaking country in Africa and an integral part of the Africa Bird Atlas Project.
92% of global carbon emissions were caused by the Global North. World leaders have so far failed to keep their promises to provide funding for countries affected in the Global South. Is there a solution?
Today, the members of the Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Nature Restoration Law as agreed in the trilogue negotiations, approving the final text with 53 to 28 votes. The proposal is now only one step away from the European Parliament’s side of the co-decision process to become reality: adoption in plenary.
There are many moments throughout history that have seen an overwhelming uprising for change; now is one of those moments. At COP28 it’s time for World Leaders to decide. Will they lead the charge or will they be forced into action by the millions of people around the world who are determined to change our current trajectory?
Martin Harper is the new CEO of BirdLife International. As an experienced advocate and communicator, with 27 years of experience in senior conservation roles, Martin will work with his leadership team to implement a new, ambitious BirdLife strategy.