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UN Biodiversity Conference in Egypt - important for everyone

Date posted: 
Friday, November 16, 2018

The summit will tackle critical issues relevant to all of us. We list the highlights.

Tourmaline Sunangel © Wang LiQiang

We are living at a pivotal time for nature and for the future of our planet. They say we’re in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event, and the first to be caused by humans. Our own State of the World’s Birds 2018 reported that one in eight bird species is threatened with extinction. But there is still time to turn things around. The decisions we make now can set us on the path to recovery and a more sustainable world.

The Convention on Biological Diversity is all about setting us on the right path. Originally launched in 1992 as part of the Rio Earth Summit, it is an agreement between 196 nations to conserve biodiversity, use the world’s resources sustainably, and share the benefits of nature fairly. The conference runs from 17th-29th November. Read more here.

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