"Humanity’s ongoing destruction of nature threatens the survival of our
species, a group of former foreign ministers has warned, calling on
leaders to step back from “the precipice” of irreversible ecological
ruin and protect the planet.
The planet’s rapidly warming oceans must be the focus of increased
conservation efforts due to their importance in producing oxygen and
food for billions of people, the former ministers added, as governments
prepare to begin negotiations for a Paris-style UN agreement on nature
In a statement signed by 23 diplomats – including former US secretary of
state Madeleine Albright and former British foreign secretary Sir
Malcolm Rifkind – world leaders are urged to back the draft UN agreement
to protect almost a third of the world’s oceans and land."
Via Glyn Moody.
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