Wealthy nations could be asked to make significant financial contributions to biodiverse countries such as Brazil under proposals put forward during talks on a global agreement to halt and reverse biodiversity decline.
The increasing frequency of disease outbreaks is linked to climate change and biodiversity loss. The past 20 years of contained outbreaks may have led to complacency. New technologies offer hope in the search for countermeasures - but protecting the natural world must play a part, too.
Scientists warn that Earth’s sixth mass extinction may be underway, and man may only have 10 years to take drastic steps and protect planet’s vital plant and animal life
As last year's news headlines have made all too clear, nature is in a state of emergency.
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