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Since 2011, countries participating in the Bonn Challenge have restored more than 60 million hectares of forests and landscapes and are on track to meet an ambitious global restoration goal of 150 million hectares by 2020. Environment ministers from around the world marked the significant progress at the second international Bonn Challenge conference in Germany on March 20 – 21. more

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On 3 March, the European Environment Agency published a report on the state of the European environment. It shows that Europe is making good progress in the area of environmental protection. However, the goal has not been reached yet. In the view of the European Environment Agency, specific and ambitious environmental policy measures are needed. It is also crucial to integrate environmental issues into other policy areas. more

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On 4 February the German Cabinet adopted the Indicator Report 2014 under the National Strategy on Biological Diversity. The report shows that there is a wide gap between the present situation and the target values for almost all indicators, despite the many efforts that have already been made in this area. One of the largest deficits was found for the central indicator "species diversity and landscape quality". more

At its most recent meeting in Bonn, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services made far-reaching decisions on the organisation of its work in the future. Among other things, the IPBES plans to carry out more thematic assessments on biodiversity and ecosystem services within an ambitious time frame. In addition, interested stakeholders, such as NGOs, can now participate in the work of the platform. more

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On 10 November in Quito, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP11) came to a successful conclusion following many decisions. Migratory birds, sharks and rays in particular have benefitted from the outcomes of the conference. Federal Environment Minister Hendricks is hopeful that these decisions will be implemented effectively worldwide. more

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