Environment - International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May 2017)


International Day for Biological Diversity is an opportunity to remember that biodiversity is being threatened.

The current rate of species extinction is 100 to 1000 times higher than the estimated natural rate. 60% of the planet’s ecosystems are degraded or managed in an unsustainable way.

Given this situation, France has made strong commitments, notably through its law for the restoration of biodiversity, nature and landscapes (August 2016). Under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, in 2012, a commitment was made to double the financing dedicated to biodiversity in developing countries. France has kept this commitment, with an expanding biodiversity component to development aid, which now stands at € 363.28 million.