Adviser for ECOSOC
New York, New York
November 23, 2021
Explanation of Position for the Adoption of the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Contribution to Sustainable Development Resolution
On behalf of the U.S. Government, I would like to extend our thanks to the facilitator for the successful shepherding of this resolution.
The United States remains actively engaged in the work of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and strongly supports the objectives of the convention. Although we are not a party to the CBD, we are following the process to negotiate the Global Biodiversity Framework closely. We are looking forward to part two of the Conference of the Parties next year and to the Parties adopting a robust and practical Global Biodiversity Framework that includes commitments to conserve 30 percent of land and water to reverse the unacceptable loss of Nature taking place around the world.