Another successful year for UNEP-WCMC has been marked by the launch of the Annual Review 2017-18.
The report highlights how our refocused strategic approach is helping us to apply our insights with greater impact. During the last year we have continued to strengthen our services, partnerships and impact in relation to biodiversity and sustainable development, strengthening consideration of natural capital in the private sector, supporting area-based conservation, sustaining the world’s wildlife, the transition to a healthy ocean, and supporting intergovernmental agreements on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Whether through growing our regional presence, analysing data to generate insight, convening the worlds biodiversity community, or helping to make the values of nature more visible, the 2017-18 Annual Review demonstrates how we are being called upon more than ever by partners across sectors and countries to support the needs of decision makers around the world.
The successes of the past year, working in over 60 countries, provides a strong foundation for the central role UNEP-WCMC anticipates playing in the development of the post-2020 biodiversity agenda.
Neville Ash, Director of UNEP-WCMC said:
“Building on the success of the last year, we will continue to focus our work, our capacities and our partnerships towards innovative solutions that help progress towards biodiversity goals, and to ensure that the future global strategy for biodiversity is intimately connected with the wider sustainable development agenda.”
In 2019 we will be celebrating 40 years of UNEP-WCMC. We look forward to building on the achievements and impacts of these past four decades and continuing to bring innovation and insights to the international policy community at this critical time for our only planet.