Mediterranean forests biodiversity

From policy to implementation – Adapting the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) to preserve and restore Mediterranean forests biodiversity.

In the current context of climate change, the conservation and restoration of biodiversity in Mediterranean forests is as crucial as ever. The principles of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF), particularly Target 1 on reducing biodiversity loss and Target 3 on conserving 30% of land, will guide the work of this session where actions and best practices will be showcased.

The key topics will cover the successful implementation of Nature-based Solutions, also through the revival of cultural practices and the role of ecosystem services for integrative approaches to preserve biodiversity. The social issues that influence successful experiences and the importance of communication will be discussed as well, together with ongoing projects implementing near-to-nature forestry in the Mediterranean.

We will also present different initiatives that contribute to the GBF’s objectives, such as the Mediterranean Biodiversity Consortium, launched in March 2021 to respond to the environmental challenges affecting the different ecosystems in the Mediterranean region.

Mediterranean forest


Speaker Abdelhamid Khaldi

Abdelhamid Khaldi

Forestry researcher (INRGREF)