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A Global Outlook
Level 3 - Source on Biodiversity
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Global Biodiversity Outlook 2
Why is biodiversity loss a concern?
What are the Convention on Biological Diversity and its 2010 Biodiversity Target?
What is the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)?
What worldwide target has been set for biodiversity?
What is the role of biodiversity indicators?
What indicators are being used?
Are those indicators suitable for assessing progress towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target?
At what pace is biodiversity lost?
How is the extent of forests and other ecosystems changing?
How is the abundance and distribution of selected species changing?
What proportion of species is threatened?
How is genetic diversity of cultivated and domesticated species changing?
How large are protected areas?
Are ecosystems healthy enough to provide resources and essential services?
How is fishing affecting marine species?
How are human activities fragmenting forests and inland waters?
How is freshwater quality changing?
What are the main threats to biodiversity?
How are human activities affecting the amount of nitrogen in the environment?
How serious is the threat to biodiversity posed by invasive alien species?
To what extent are ecosystems used sustainably?
What proportion of ecosystems are managed sustainably?
How is our ecological footprint changing?
Are other objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity being met?
Are indigenous languages and knowledge protected?
Are the benefits of the use of genetic resources shared fairly and equitably?
Have sufficient financial and technical resources been mobilized?
How is the Convention on Biological Diversity being implemented?
What are the tools provided by the Convention (CBD)?
What progress has been made towards the convention’s Goals?
Are we on track for meeting the 2010 BiodiversityTarget?
How good are prospects for achieving the different sub-targets?
How well are the factors causing the loss of biodiversity being addressed?
How well is biodiversity integrated in economic and development planning?
Conclusion: What actions are needed?
What actions are needed from the members of the Convention?
What actions are needed from the International Community?
What actions are needed from individuals and other stakeholders?
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