Global goals to reduce biodiversity loss will be revised this year. All eyes are on China, which must ensure the new targets are measurable and meaningful.
“Had we acted 10 years ago, we would have needed now to reduce every year our emissions by 3.3%, which would be doable. Because we haven’t acted, we now need to reduce our emissions by 7.6%, which is a stretch — a massive stretch.”— Inger Andersen, executive director, UNEP
Damage to environment could wipe £368bn a year from growth by 2050 and UK will be hard hit, WWF warns
When people talk about biodiversity, it is often through the lens of conservation and the survival of animal and plant species. But the value drawn from a healthy biosphere is much more than that.