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Difficult context for the biodiversity COP in Montreal

2022-12-06T16:51:11.795Z

Because of the Covid, the event planned in China takes place in Canada, despite very tense relations between the two countries.



“A planet in crisis.”

This is how the Executive Secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, described the state of global biodiversity.

And to specify the objectives of COP15 biodiversity, which is being held in Montreal from December 7 to 19:

“Ensure that at least 30% of land and sea areas in the world are protected.

Prevent or reduce by 50% the rate of introduction of invasive alien species.

Reduce nutrients lost to the environment by at least half, pesticides by at least two-thirds and eliminate plastic waste releases.”

Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Montreal, Ingrid Hall explains that, during this COP15, a

"new strategic plan for biodiversity for the next decades must be adopted"

in order to

"fulfill the Aichi objectives

(of the 2010 convention in Japan, editor's note)

in terms of sustainable development".

But many academics...

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Source: lefigaro

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