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G7 collaboration on invasive species

Following the publication of the IPBES invasive species report and the agreement of Target 6 of the the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) there is international recognition of the need for countries to collaborate to achieve effective management of invasive species.

At the G7 Ministers' Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment held in Japan in April 2023, Ministers highlighted the need to address invasive species and decided to develop a set of recommendations on strengthening international cooperation in this regard. Moreover, in the G7 Hiroshima Leaders’ Communique, the Leaders shared their willingness to enhance international cooperation on measures against IAS.

A workshop of G7 experts was held in November 2023 to share good practice and agree a common statement on invasive species.  As part of this highly successful meeting a joint statement was agreed on enhancing international cooperation towards managing invasive alien species and their impacts.

Links to the meeting and documents that led to the workshop are provided below:

  • International webinar on invasive alien species, 5 Oct 2023 - view the webinar recording
  • CBD-SBSTTA25 side event entitled ‘enhancing international cooperation towards minimizing the negative impacts caused by invasive alien species’ held in Nairobi, Kenya 15 Oct 2023 – view the side-event recording