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First Cop15, now the high seas treaty: there is hope for the planet’s future
Many agree that strides have been made in protecting biodiversity and the oceans – but much remains to be done

Patrick Greenfield

09, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Overconsumption by the rich must be tackled, says acting UN biodiversity chief
Wealthy countries and businesses should act now to ensure success of historic nature agreement signed at Cop15 in Montreal

Patrick Greenfield

02, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Financial sector ‘critical’ to stemming biodiversity loss, says Thérèse Coffey
UK environment secretary calls on business and finance to make meaningful investment in nature-based solutions

Patrick Greenfield

18, Feb, 2023 @11:25 AM

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The ‘carbon pirates’ preying on Amazon’s Indigenous communities
Selling credits should fund forest protection, but unscrupulous firms are making deals where local land stewards lose out, say Indigenous leaders

Patrick Greenfield

21, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Environmental review of 2022: another mile on the ‘highway to climate hell’
Deadly floods in Pakistan and record heat in the UK were just two symptoms this year of the global crisis

Damian Carrington Environment editor

30, Dec, 2022 @12:09 PM

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How to build on the success of Cop15 agreement | Letters
Letters: Ian Rappel says we should welcome the inclusion of agroecology in the targets agreed in Montreal, and Sophie Dembinski says developing the legal and regulatory framework for the environment is key

28, Dec, 2022 @5:37 PM

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Drama, dismay, triumph: nailbiting climax to the world’s biodiversity deal
Long years of complex negotiations led up to one critical moment for the planet at Cop15 in Montreal this week. For a time, it seemed all was lost. Here’s what happened next…

Patrick Greenfield in Montreal

22, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘Embrace history’: UN environment chief calls for immediate action on Cop15 deal
Inger Andersen said we must not ‘pause for a second’ as we ‘change the relationship between people and nature’

Patrick Greenfield

20, Dec, 2022 @6:39 PM

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Cop15 in Montreal: did the summit deliver for the natural world?
The talking is over, and a text has been agreed on the next decade of targets to save the natural world. Here are the highs and lows of the Convention of Biological Diversity’s (CBD) agreement

Phoebe Weston

20, Dec, 2022 @2:51 PM

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What’s this unfamiliar feeling I have after the Cop15 meeting? It might just be hope | Craig Bennett
The Montreal biodiversity conference set some ambitious targets, says Craig Bennett, chief executive of the Wildlife Trusts

Craig Bennett

20, Dec, 2022 @2:24 PM

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Cop15: what does the biodiversity pact mean for Australia’s land, sea and threatened species?
The pact has been likened to the Paris agreement for climate and commits countries to targets to protect and restore biodiversity

Lisa Cox

20, Dec, 2022 @8:57 AM

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Cop15 summit: DRC drops objections to seal deal on historic action on biodiversity
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, and its objections raised the prospect of legal challenges

Patrick Greenfield and Phoebe Weston in Montreal

20, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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