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‘Embrace history’: UN environment chief calls for immediate action on COP15 deal

The UN’s environment chief has urged citizens, businesses and governments to “not stop for a second” in implementing the new 10-year deal to stop the destruction of nature, calling for changes in consumption patterns and attitudes. “[With the new agreement] we recognize that protecting the natural world is a sum of linear efforts by governments, …

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Draft UN biodiversity deal calls for protecting 30% of the planet by 2030

Draft UN biodiversity deal calls for protecting 30% of the planet by 2030

MONTREAL – Countries gathered at a United Nations (UN) meeting on biodiversity in Montreal on Sunday (December 18th) were closing in on an agreement to protect 30% of the planet by 2030 and pay out US$30 billion (S$40.7 billion) in annual aid to developing countries to save their ecosystems. Tough talks to seal a ‘peace …

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UN mission joins growing calls to label Great Barrier Reef 'at risk'

UN mission joins growing calls to label Great Barrier Reef ‘at risk’

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem and one of the most biodiverse, is highly threatened by climate change and should be placed on a list of endangered World Heritage Sites, a recommended a mission supported by the United Nations. The mission’s report, released on Monday, said current conservation efforts were not …

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