Kew at COP15
Kew is committed to developing nature-based solutions to biodiversity loss and climate change
The UN Biodiversity Conference (Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)), due to be held in December 2022, is a key moment for nature.
The conference will finalise and secure an agreement on a critical new Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for halting biodiversity loss and promoting sustainable development.
At Kew, our mission is to understand and protect plants and fungi for the wellbeing of people and the future of all life on Earth.
That’s why our scientists attended the pre-meetings in Nairobi in June 2022 and will be attending the CBD COP later in the year to ensure expert science underpins decision making.
Discover more about how we're tackling the biodiversity crisis below.
Biodiversity and climate
Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs)
Identifying and mapping Tropical Important Plant Areas in critical sites for plant conservation across the tropics.
Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia
Documenting and protecting knowledge on useful plants and fungi in Colombia.
Nature Map Earth
Developing an integrated global map of biodiversity, carbon storage, and other dimensions of nature.
Resilient climate-smart crops of the future
Developing the resilient Ethiopian crop enset into a key resource for the future in both its home country and the rest of Africa.
Ten Golden Rules for Reforestation
How reforestation can tackle the climate and biodiversity crises.
How growing, and drinking, coffee can help protect forests
Producing high quality specialty coffee to improve livelihoods and protect biodiversity.
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