Skip to comments.COP15: UN calls for biodiversity 'peace pact with nature'
Posted on 12/07/2022 7:13:11 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
"Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction," the head of the United Nations has warned at the start of a high-level nature summit in Canada.
Governments are meeting in Montreal to agree targets to reverse the loss of nature.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said we have a chance to stop the "orgy of destruction" which has put a million species at risk of extinction. "It's time to forge a peace pact with nature," he added.
Biodiversity is the sum of all living things on the planet and the way they are connected in a complex web of life that we rely upon for food, clean air and water.
In Montreal nearly 200 countries will try to agree on a way to put the world on a path to restoring nature by the end of the decade.
Several issues threaten to derail the talks including financing of the plans.
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I can certainly get behind that idea.
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