LINK Thinks COP15

07 Dec 2022

The COP15 biodiversity summit will take place in Montreal, Canada 7 – 19 December. The Montreal conference is the latest in a series of international UN biodiversity summits, equivalent to the climate COPs, aimed at conserving and ensuring the sustainable use of global biodiversity.

A new international deal for nature must be matched by domestic ambition to bend the curve of biodiversity loss and deliver commitments made under the CBD. Although the UK is a party to the convention and will therefore be expected to deliver on the targets that are agreed, Scotland is responsible for the implementation of international agreements in devolved areas like biodiversity.

This series of blogs by LINK staff, members, Honorary Fellows and invited guests highlight the importance of targeted action to protect and restore Scotland’s nature.

Image: Calum McLennan



7th December 2022

COP15: An opportunity for Scotland to lead the way on nature’s recovery

8th December 2022

A Future for Mountain Plants (Alistair Whyte, Plantlife Scotland)

Trailing Azalea Cairngorm Plateau Alistair Whyte

9th December 2022

Bugs Matter – The Importance of Urban and Grassland Ecosystems (Natalie Stevenson, Buglife)

13th December 2022

The Importance of Freshwater Ecosystems (Sheila Gundry, Froglife)

15th December 2022

What does the ocean need from COP15? (Esther Brooker and Fanny Royanez, LINK)

6th January 2023

2023 must be the year where we turn a corner for nature (Dan Paris, LINK)

9th February 2023

Reflections from a back garden on COP15 (Claudia Beamish, LINK Honorary Fellow)

13th February 2023

Humanity’s war on nature: was COP15 a battle cry or a white flag? (Deborah Long, LINK)

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