In Geneva for Global Biodiversity Treaty Negotiations

Global negotiations are underway for a strategy to unite all efforts to protect our ecosystems. By protecting ecosystems, we not only protect biodiversity, we protect our sources of food, water, and even air to breathe.

Since March 12, I’ve been based in Geneva, Switzerland with a delegation of University of Cambridge Conservation Leadership Alumni Network (UCCLAN) members. We are contributing to these negotiations on important topics like green spaces in cities, protecting species, ending pollution, mitigating climate change, and enabling countries to implement the strategy.

I’ll also be reporting back to the state of California on opportunities emerging for our state and cities to participate in these efforts, including the final negotiations for this plan taking place in August 2022.

Learn more about the progress of these talks and why they are critical for our future.