October 19, 2023

CBD needs to reinforce precaution against geoengineering to protect biodiversity

Briefing for delegates at SBSTTA 25

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) took a groundbreaking decision by addressing geoengineering and its potential impacts on biodiversity and people early on. In a laudable example of foresight and precaution, the CBD has made highly relevant global consensus decisions on geoengineering at several COP and SBSTTA meetings since 2008. To underpin these decisions, it has produced widely peer reviewed technical scientific reports on ocean fertilization and on the potential impacts of geoengineering on biodiversity and related regulatory matters.


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