"Global Nature Pact In Doubt As COP15 Talks Seek Breakthrough"

"As thousands of people descend on Montreal this week for a crucial U.N. biodiversity summit, fears are growing among delegates over whether the countries involved can agree on an ambitious global pact to protect nature this decade.

Extra talks in the days before the Dec. 7-19 summit, known as COP15, hoped to streamline the wording of draft biodiversity protection targets - pushing more than 190 nations towards a successful compromise.

Instead, the draft nature pact has become even messier."

Jack Graham reports for Thomson Reuters Foundation December 8, 2022.

Source: Thomson Reuters Fdn., 12/08/2022