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Target 7

Reduce Pollution to Levels That Are Not Harmful to Biodiversity

Reduce pollution risks and the negative impact of pollution from all sources, by 2030, to levels that are not harmful to biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, considering cumulative effects, including: reducing excess nutrients lost to the environment by at least half including through more efficient nutrient cycling and use; reducing the overall risk from pesticides and highly hazardous chemicals by at least half including through integrated pest management, based on science, taking into account food security and livelihoods; and also preventing, reducing, and working towards eliminating plastic pollution.

Property 1=7

Reduce pollution risks and the negative impact of pollution from all sources, by 2030, to levels that are not harmful to biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services, considering cumulative effects, including: reducing excess nutrients lost to the environment by at least half including through more efficient nutrient cycling and use; reducing the overall risk from pesticides and highly hazardous chemicals by at least half including through integrated pest management, based on science, taking into account food security and livelihoods; and also preventing, reducing, and working towards eliminating plastic pollution.

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Rationale

GSAP

Pollution from all sources, including fossil fuel burning, industrial discharges, plastic waste, biocides, excess nutrients, sewage, agricultural run-off, and new emerging pollutants, has significant direct and indirect effects on species. The effects of plastic pollution and bio-accumulation throughout the marine realm are particularly marked. Noise and light pollution have further negative effects in both terrestrial and marine realms. Minimizing production and use, preventing release, and mitigating the impacts of pollutants are all needed.

Actions

7.1. Minimise the negative effects of pollution on species.