A landmark biodiversity agreement was hammered out at the COP15 biodiversity summit over objections from some countries, but it may not live up to lofty expectations
19 December 2022
A global pact agreed by almost 200 countries in Canada this week has been hailed as a ground-breaking framework to transform humanity’s relationship with the natural world. But it may unravel due to disputes over how the treaty was finalised in a rush.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the deal, which sets an overall ambition to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030, a “peace pact with nature”.
But that …