International

"UN Gathering Gears Up For Push To Save Planet’s Biodiversity"

"Nearly all the world’s countries kicked off a U.N.-backed meeting Monday aimed at preventing the loss of biodiversity — seen as critical to avoiding the extinction of many vulnerable species, the emergence of pathogens like the coronavirus, and the damage to both lives and livelihoods of people around the world, Indigenous peoples in particular."

Source: AP, 03/15/2022

"Edible Extinction: Why We Need to Revive Global Food Diversity"

"The Green Revolution helped feed a surging global population, but at the cost of impoverishing crop diversity. Now, with climate change increasingly threatening food supplies, the need for greater agricultural resilience means restoring endangered crop and food varieties."

Source: YaleE360, 03/14/2022

UN Ocean Treaty Is ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Chance To Protect The High Seas

"The world has a “once in a lifetime” chance to protect the high seas from exploitation, warned scientists and environmentalists, as negotiators meet at the UN headquarters in New York this week to hammer out a new treaty on the oceans."

Source: Guardian, 03/11/2022

"As War Rages, a Struggle to Balance Energy Crunch and Climate Crisis"

"As the world reels from spikes in oil and gas prices, the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has laid bare a dilemma: Nations remain extraordinarily dependent on fossil fuels and are struggling to shore up supplies precisely at a moment when scientists say the world must slash its use of oil, gas and coal to avert irrevocable damage to the planet."

Source: NYTimes, 03/11/2022

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