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#124322
2020-02-24

We need system change'

A draft global plan to halt the collapse of nature will not protect vulnerable communities or stop the Earth’s sixth mass extinction, claims Friends of the Earth International. The call comes as governments meet in Rome for the first time today to work on a “Paris-style” United Nations agreement ...

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#124325
2020-02-24

Negotiations start on global 'Paris-style' deal to avert Earth's sixth mass extinction

Government ministers from across the globe will this week discuss a draft plan aimed at halting the collapse of nature by 2030, a deal likened as the Paris Agreement for biodiversity.

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#124332
2020-02-24

Ten new migratory species protected under global wildlife agreement

Asian elephants, jaguars and great Indian bustards were among 10 new species added to a global wildlife agreement on Saturday.The Thirteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) concluded in Gandhinagar, I ...

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#124409
2020-02-27

ANALYSIS-Governments face pressure to protect nature in biodiversity 'super year'

Green groups hope 2020 will see countries commit to a 'Paris agreement for nature' which offers a chance to halt shocking declines in animal and plant life

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#124449
2020-03-02

Rich countries could be asked to pay billions to protect biodiversity

Wealthy nations could be asked to make significant financial contributions to biodiverse countries such as Brazil under proposals put forward during talks on a global agreement to halt and reverse biodiversity decline.

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#124464
2020-03-03

Global conservation communities pinning their hopes on new agreement to save nature

Humanity is driving at full speed towards the “abyss of ecosystem collapse”, from local freshwater systems to the global climate, but is blindly ignoring the “warning lights and crash barriers” continuing to ramp up business as usual, says environmental futurist Professor Nick King.

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#124704
2020-03-16

Coronavirus hits a critical year for nature and the climate

New global agreements on biodiversity, oceans and COP26 climate talks could be derailed by Covid-19

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#124829
2020-03-25

Paris Climate Agreement Architects Make a Case for “Stubborn Optimism”

When Christiana Figueres took the reins of the United Nations’ international climate negotiations in 2010, hopes were not high that the world would come together to forge an agreement to tackle global warming—especially after talks had fallen apart in Copenhagen the previous year. In fact, when ...

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#124868
2020-03-25

Learning from China to protect nature

In October this year, governments from around the world are due to adopt a new global agreement to stop the loss of nature on land and in the ocean, at the most important biodiversity conference in a decade – COP15. The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biologica ...

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#124909
2020-03-26

To Meet Paris Agreement Targets, India Should Pay More Attention to Soil

The nationally determined contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement typically include afforestation and reduced deforestation as additional carbon sinks. The first Biennial Transparency Reports for NDCs submitted in 2015 are due in 2022 for developed countries to 2024 for developing countries. ...

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#125011
2020-04-08

Airlines lobby to rewrite carbon deal in light of coronavirus

Airlines are lobbying to rewrite the rules of a global agreement designed to tackle aviation emissions, with the coronavirus outbreak expected to make its targets tougher to meet.

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#125160
2020-04-17

Environmental protection can avert future calamities

Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) refers to the opinion piece by Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid (‘Critical learning for all countries’, NST, 15 April) and is in total agreement with his view that “as we relentlessly encroach on nature and degrade ecosystems, we endanger the health of all humanity, a warnin ...

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#125209
2020-04-21

Biodiversity, pandemics and the circle of life

This was supposed to be a big year for biodiversity — a "super year," as the United Nations proclaimed it as recently as February. A number of landmark global meetings were planned: a World Conservation Congress in France; a United Nations Ocean Conference in Portugal; and a Nature Summit in New ...

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