The international community hasn’t met any of the biodiversity targets it set a decade ago.

The mass extinction of species will be catastrophic for economic development, global leaders warned as they lamented that the international community they themselves are part of has failed to meet any of the biodiversity targets set a decade ago.

No specific set of actions is expected to emerge from the United Nations biodiversity summit, during which at least 112 heads of state and government will present statements to each other and to a digital audience. Global leaders acknowledged the fragility of the environment and the need to preserve animal and plant species. One after another, they called for more action and bold steps to avoid climate collapse. 

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