Commit to actionable and measurable targets
World leaders will have the opportunity to prioritize coral reefs at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity by including clear, specific, and actionable indicators in a new Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).
With the right level of ambition, the GBF can bring much needed change to our world by setting us on a path to halt and reverse the decline in biodiversity—even becoming nature-positive by 2030.
To achieve this, the GBF must drive collective actions at all levels: whole-of-government and whole-of-society. The GBF must be supported by measurable targets and solutions, which include ecosystem-specific indicators to ensure that valuable habitats, such as coral reefs, do not get overlooked.
The Coral Reef Rescue Initiative is working with the International Coral Reef Initiative and partners in advocating for a set of clear indicators in the GBF that measure the health, integrity and function of coral reefs.