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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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Billions are needed to deliver the COP15 nature deal, but the funds for biodiversity are tiny

Billions are needed to deliver the COP15 nature deal, but the funds for biodiversity are tiny

Morningstar lists 175 funds that execute environmental investing strategies December 20, 2022 3 minute read Climate-conscious investors have funneled billions of dollars into clean energy, but investment flows into protecting and better managing the world’s ecosystems remain small by comparison, Reuters reported. That could change after negotiators at the UN nature summit in Montreal secured …

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DRC’s objection to ‘paradigm-shifting’ COP15 biodiversity deal

It was almost a special moment in the early hours of Monday morning at the Palais des Congrès in Montreal. China and Canada, bickering adversaries, came together for the good of the planet to help the world at COP15 forge a once-in-a-decade deal to stop the destruction of Earth’s ecosystems. From a focus on Indigenous …

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As COP15 draws to a close, “biopiracy” is a key issue.  What is that?

As COP15 draws to a close, “biopiracy” is a key issue. What is that?

COP15, the UN biodiversity summit taking place in Montreal, Canada, is due to end today. Although it was billed as the ‘last chance’ to protect species and ecosystems from destruction, reports suggest progress has been slow, with parties divided over the issue of funding for conservation efforts. One of the main questions has been how …

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COP15: historic agreement reached to halt biodiversity loss by 2030

Governments appear to have signed a once-in-a-decade deal to halt the destruction of Earth’s ecosystems, but the accord appears to have been forced on by the Chinese president, ignoring objections from some African states. After more than four years of negotiations, repeated delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Sunday night talks in Montreal, nearly …

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COP15: China presents biodiversity framework for approval |  Globalnews.ca

COP15: China presents biodiversity framework for approval | Globalnews.ca

Chinese Environment Minister Huang Runqiu presented the proposed text of a new global agreement that would commit to protecting at least 30% of land, water and marine areas by 2030. The draft of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework was released this morning as delegates gather on the penultimate official day of the COP15 biodiversity conference …

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Watered Down: Why COP15 Negotiators Barely Mention the Ocean

Jhe ocean may cover 70% of the Earth’s surface and contain much of its animal life, but you might not get that impression of the UN talks in Montreal to save global biodiversity. Some delegates fear that marine protections will be severely weakened or completely abandoned. Although overfishing, global warming and acidification are considered an …

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COP15 half-time report: China raises fears of a new ‘Copenhagen moment’

Talks to stop nature destruction ‘are very much in the balance’, sources say, as environment ministers from around the world start arriving in Montreal amid concerns over lack of Chinese leadership in talks of COP15. Midway through the summit in Canada, UN biodiversity summit negotiators said divisions were contributing to the growing risk of a …

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Genetic resources emerge as a defining issue at COP15

Genetic resources emerge as a defining issue at COP15

As the Cop15 biodiversity conference enters its final days, a stocktaking meeting this weekend in Montreal highlighted a slew of unresolved issues threatening to block a strong outcome. The plenary meeting attended by negotiating teams representing more than 190 countries in Montreal acknowledged considerable progress, but also indicated that there are still many areas of …

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