Enhancing international cooperation on measures against invasive alien species

Enhancing international cooperation on measures against invasive alien species

Invasive alien species (IAS) are one of the five main direct drivers of global biodiversity loss, as reported by the IPBES Global Assessment Report. Their negative impact has been intensifying globally, requiring strengthened collaboration across sectors and government agencies at all levels and areas for effective management across borders.
Reflecting this need, Target 6 of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) (External site) is set to reduce rates of introduction and establishment of invasive alien species by at least 50 per cent by 2030. Furthermore, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) launched a report on the thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control (External site) in September 2023, providing useful scientific information to act upon.
At the G7 Ministers' Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment held in Japan in April 2023, Ministers highlighted the need to address IAS and decided to develop a set of recommendations on strengthening international cooperation in this regard. Moreover, in the G7 Hiroshima Leaders’ Communique, the Leaders shared their willingness to enhance international cooperation on measures against IAS.

Following are the events and meetings held as the G7 initiative on invasive alien species led by Japan, as the presidency.

Side event at CBD-SBSTTA25; Enhancing international cooperation towards minimizing the negative impacts caused by invasive alien species (held in Nairobi, Keniya on Oct. 15th, 2023)

G7 Workshop on IAS (held in Tokyo, Japan on Nov. 20th -22nd, 2023)

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