"COP15: Why The World Needs A New Deal To Protect Nature"

"KUALA LUMPUR - Hard on the heels of this month's fractious COP27 climate talks in Egypt, exhausted environmentalists are shifting their attention to another upcoming U.N. green summit, known as COP15.

At the Dec. 7-19 gathering in Montreal, about 195 countries will be tasked with finalising a new global biodiversity deal to halt damage to plants, animals and ecosystems - similar to the 2015 Paris Agreement to tackle climate change.

Hit by pandemic delays and moved from China due to COVID-19 restrictions, negotiations on the nature protection pact took place in March and June, but observers have been frustrated by their slow progress.

Boosting conservation and management of natural areas, such as parks, oceans, forests and wildernesses, is seen as crucial to safeguarding the ecosystems on which humans depend and to limiting global warming to internationally agreed targets."

Michael Taylor reports for Thomson Reuters Foundation November 28, 2022.


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Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 12/01/2022