Nature Commitments is a platform that highlights conservation efforts from all around the world. These commitments can be big or small, but they are designed to inspire action

The platform draws attention to the role that civil society such as local authorities, Indigenous peoples, and local communities, can play in achieving global ambitions for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. It aims to recognize and encourage commitments to conserve areas of land and water. Examples of commitments include actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore nature in a given area of land or sea rather than building on it or deciding to improve the way an area is managed to maximise benefits for both human well-being and the species that live there.

In 2018, the governments of Egypt and China, with support from the CBD Secretariat, launched the Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People. Through the Action Agenda, Governments agreed to encourage non-state actors to develop biodiversity commitments that would contribute towards putting biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030. The platform will continue to raise public awareness and inspire others to safeguard, restore and invest in nature. The Nature Commitments platform will complement and support the Action Agenda by working with it in tandem, and displaying the progress being made towards different commitments.
Another important international body that the Nature Commitments platform links to is the CitiesWithNature Action Platform where cities can showcase their actions and plans, understand how they contribute to global nature goals and easily track their achievements. The Nature Commitments platform has been designed with common fields that relate to various UNEP-WCMC platforms. This platform tracks the commitments to area-based measures, and the Protected Planet Initiative (underpinned by the World Database on Protected Areas and other databases) to track the area-based measures that have been implemented. The site is designed such that when relevant area-based commitments are eventually implemented, the information can seamlessly be transferred to the Protected Planet Initiative.

"The Nature Commitments platform is a valuable new space for NGOs, businesses, indigenous peoples and local communities to share their commitments to protect and restore areas of land and water. ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability supports this initiative by UNEP-WCMC in the spirit of collaboration, and we are pleased that it complements our CitiesWithNature Action Platform, which is the recognized place for city governments to share their actions and commitments to nature."

- Kobie Brand, ICLEI Deputy Secretary-General

"@IUCN and @unepwcmc have worked in partnership for decades – we’re delighted to extend this synergy and complementarity through mutual documentation of conservation through the IUCN Contributions for Nature Platform and the new UNEP-WCMC Nature Commitments Platform."