Biodiversity chief calls for countries to unite to halt rapid degradation of natureThe fires in the Amazon are “extraordinarily concerning” for the planet’s natural life support systems, the head of the UN’s top biodiversity body has said in a call for countries, companies and consumers to build a new relationship with nature.Cristiana Paşca Palmer, the executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, said the destruction of the world’s biggest rainforest was a grim reminder that a fresh approach needed to stabilise the climate and prevent ecosystems from declining to a point of no return, with dire consequences for humanity. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/30/amazon-fires-biodiversity-united-nations
Author : Jonathan Watts Global environment editor
Publish date : 2019-08-30 10:53:36
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