COP15: Green groups ‘appalled’ by slow progress as crunch UN biodiversity talks close in Nairobi

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Protecting Wetlands: Body releases science-based targets to safeguard species-rich habitats

Wetland International calls for protection of crucial ecosystems ahead of the delayed COP15 Biodiversity Summit A series of five science-based targets to protect the world’s wetlands by 2030 has been proposed by Wetland International ahead of the pre-COP15 negotiations in Nairobi this week. Wetlands cover six per cent of the Earth’s surface, but are home … Read more

‘We cannot afford to wait’: UN confirms COP15 Biodiversity Summit to relocate to Canada

Hopes this year could see the adoption of an international treaty to safeguard nature have been given a major boost, after the UN officially confirmed today that the crucial biodiversity talks are to be moved from Covid-hit China to Canada, with the COP15 Summit now pencilled in for December in Montreal. As widely rumoured yesterday, … Read more

COP15: Much-delayed global biodiversity summit set to be relocated to Montreal

The COP15 Biodiversity Summit looks set to be subjected to yet another scheduling change, after insiders revealed this morning that it is now expected to be held in Montreal, Canada, instead of its original location of Kunming, China. The conference, which was originally scheduled to take place in October 2020 but has been delayed four … Read more