Position of Indonesian Civil Society Organizations for the Global Biodiversity Framework
CBD-COP 15, Montreal, Canada, 2022
Indonesian NGOs are adding their voices to the call for COP 15 in Montreal to agree strict and binding targets to ensure the protection of at least 30% of land and ocean by 2030 (“thirty-by-thirty”) along with explicit recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ rights and central role in protecting biodiversity globally, including the right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent. This is a minimum demand, and within the Indonesian context, some ecoregions, including Papua, will require much greater protection and swifter action than “thirty-by-thirty”.
The COP15 for Biodiversity is our best chance to save the planet from biodiversity collapse. Achieving this ambitious outcome will require a strong policy framework, with strict monitoring of implementation. It will also require transparent mechanisms to ensure that Indigenous Peoples and local communities receive legal recognition and direct access to sources of funding to continue to protect biodiversity.