Ireland’s 6th National Report to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity released

Date Released: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) are required by Article 26 of the Convention to submit national reports to the Conference of the Parties on measures taken for the implementation of the Convention and their effectiveness in meeting the objectives of the Convention. The 6th National Report reviews Ireland’s progress on achieving the 20 Aichi Targets in the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.

In summary, progress that is partially effective is reported for many of the national and Global targets, however this progress is at an insufficient rate. A transformational change is required to achieve the Vision in the National Biodiversity Action Plan 2017-2021 “That biodiversity and ecosystems in Ireland are conserved and restored, delivering benefits essential for all sectors of society and that Ireland contributes to efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity and the degradation of ecosystems in the EU and globally”.