The United Nations outlines a biodiversity plan to reverse climate change
The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD) has developed a plan to reverse ecological damage, reduce extinction rates and promote the coexistence of humans and nature.The plan will also protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans and land in order to achieve significant Climate crisis Slow down by 2030.
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The latest draft is in the broad financial and Scientific negotiation In May and June.The draft considers scientific, financial impact and nature protectionHowever, before the UN summit in Kunming, China, it was still under scrutiny by governments and policymakers. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the summit has been postponed twice and is expected to be rescheduled for the third time in early 2022.
In addition to the 2030 target, the United Nations also aims to reduce the current extinction rate by 90%. The plan aims to enhance the overall integrity of the ecosystem and provide financial resources for the realization of the vision.This United Nations It also aims to reverse the US$500 billion (£360 billion) government subsidies that support harmful environmental practices.
Basile van Havre, co-chair of the CBD working group that drafted the agreement, stated that the targets set were based on the latest scientific data. He added that the draft is intended to make a major shift in agricultural and other land use purposes that affect the ecosystem.
“Change is coming,” Van Havre said. “In 10 years we will have more people who need to be fed, so this is not about lowering activity levels. This is about increasing production and helping natural. “
One of the goals is to reduce the use of hazardous pesticides and reduce the impact of such hazardous pesticides. Chemicals In the ecosystem. “Cutting nutrient losses by half, reducing pesticide use by two-thirds and eliminating plastic emissions: these are big. I believe they will attract some people’s attention because they bring about major changes, especially in agriculture. aspect.”
Scientists warn that human activities are driving the current mass extinction of species, making it the sixth mass extinction Extinct In the history of this planet. However, scientists also said that humans still have the opportunity to save the planet and promote ecosystems that support the coexistence of humans and other species.
“We can’t control what’s going on climate change Agenda, but science tells us that this is how we can solve problems,” van Havre said.
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