The biodiversity crisis needs our support

As great a challenge as climate crisis

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Saker Nusseibeh of Federated Hermes 
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Saker Nusseibeh of Federated Hermes 

The UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) is currently scheduled to convene in Kunming, China, later in April.

Its purpose is to bring governments together to agree a new set of goals for nature over the next decade. And not before time. It is now widely acknowledged that biodiversity loss is as great a challenge to our world as the climate crisis. Today, up to one million of eight million known species in the world are at risk of extinction and average species population sizes fell by 68% between 1970 and 2016. According to their global study of nature, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services said that human activity has "severely altered" 75% of terrestrial e...

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