Watch Razan Al Mubarak’s Call to Action on the International Day for Biological Diversity

In recognition of the International Day for Biological Diversity, Razan Al Mubarak delivered a powerful message underscoring the importance of global collaboration to protect our planet's biodiversity. As President of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and the UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for COP28, she highlighted the significance of the day's theme, "Be Part of the Plan," as a call to action for everyone to contribute to safeguarding nature.

Ms. Al Mubarak emphasized the ambitious goals of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, which aims to protect 30% of the world's land and marine ecosystems. She also pointed to the UAE Consensus and the Joint Declaration for Climate, Nature, and People, forged at COP28, to stress the intrinsic connection between climate goals and the health of global ecosystems. She explained that achieving climate aspirations is impossible without conserving our planet’s natural world.

In her remarks, she urged governments, businesses, civil societies, and individuals to embrace the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework and the UAE Consensus as guiding principles. She called for integrating biodiversity conservation into climate strategies, acknowledging that protecting nature is essential to addressing climate change.

Razan Al Mubarak’s closing message was one of hope and determination: in unity lies strength. By coming together as part of a global plan, she believes we can create a sustainable and equitable future for all.

Watch her full message here.