Why biodiversity is vital for sustainable development


People and Nature is calling on the UK government to:

 1. Make all UK Aid nature-positive, supporting more integrated interventions that improve people’s lives and enhance the natural environment.

2. Stop harmful investments that destroy nature and contribute to climate change, such as investing in fossil fuels, deforestation, conversion and exploitation of carbon- and nature-rich ecosystems.

3. Negotiate an ambitious deal for people and nature at the Convention on Biological Diversity’s meeting in October 2020 that is integrated with the 2030 development agenda and the Paris Agreement.



People and Nature is a cross-party campaign calling on the UK government to address the climate and ecological crises to eradicate poverty and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

“People and nature cannot and have never existed separately: every individual, no matter how big or small makes a difference to the world and its web of life. We must protect our forests and animals, but we cannot do this if people are struggling to survive. The People and Nature campaign is launching at a vital time ahead of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in 2020. I look forward to seeing what the UK government will do on this global stage to seek solutions that improve the lives of people, animals and the environment together.”
— Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE. Founder, The Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace