"This time has to be different. In the history of UN biodiversity agreements,
governments have never made good on targets they have set for themselves. We
have all heard the dramatic warnings: the abundance of life on Earth is rapidly
declining and some scientists warn of a sixth mass extinction. But real action
is yet to follow from world leaders.
How do we halt the decline of nature?
“This is our third go at [agreeing biodiversity targets]. A lot of learning has
gone into understanding what happened the previous two times, and what worked
and what did not,” UN environment chief Inger Andersen told the Guardian ahead
of Cop15, taking place in Montreal, Canada this December.
“Right now we are on this trajectory of losing one million of our 8 million
species on this planet. That’s clearly not a trajectory we want to be on. We
need to change the actions that we need to do as human beings: we need to eat
and live in ways that are nature positive.”
So, what next?"
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics