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Beyond Montreal: Six months after deal to halt biodiversity loss, where are we?

There have been gains and losses since the Cop15 agreement was signed in December, with key moments still to come ahead of the next biodiversity Cop in Turkey in 2024.

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Historic biodiversity agreement reached at UN conference

The agreement includes a commitment to protect 30% of land and water considered important for biodiversity by 2030, and has been coined “30 by 30.” The percentage would be an increase on the 17% of terrestrial and 10% of marine areas currently protected.

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Factbox: Biodiversity finance options grow, but pace of investment still slow

Global talks on protecting nature continue in Montreal, with the theme of Wednesday's session dedicated to finance.
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Nations meet at COP15 biodiversity summit see if they can save nature

Diplomats are meeting in Montreal at a biodiversity conference this month to see whether they can rescue species from extinction.
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World leaders must step up to put biodiversity deal on path to success

Ahead of the COP15 biodiversity meeting, few disagree that we must do more to protect nature — but money, underwritten by top-level support, is needed to make it happen.
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The COP15 UN conference in Montreal will be a massive moment for nature

One of the most important events for life on Earth, ever, is about to begin. This week and next, delegates from more than 190 countries will come together in Montreal, Canada, for a conference known as COP15, or the UN Biodiversity Conference, to hash out a plan to halt the decline of ecosystems, wildlife, and the life-supporting services they provide.

Is China ready to lead on protecting nature? At the upcoming UN biodiversity conference, it will preside and set the tone.

Is China ready to lead on protecting nature? At the upcoming UN biodiversity conference, it will preside and set the tone.

China has rich natural resources and is seeking to play a leadership role in global conservation, but its economic goals often take priority over protecting lands and wildlife.