After 15 years, including four prior formal sessions, negotiators have yet to reach a legally binding text to address the multitude of issues facing international waters -- a zone that encompasses almost half the planet.
The United Nations biodiversity summit at Montreal on Monday reached a landmark deal where it was agreed with a few murmurs of protest from African, Latin American and Asian developing countries about funding, that 30 per cent of land and water habitats will be protected by 2030. At the moment, there is provision for
The 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) brought together governments from around the world. Participants were expected to set out new goals and develop an action plan for nature over the next decade. The conference was held in Montréal, Quebec, the seat of the UNCBD
A recent study has shown that as many as 10 invasive alien species, out of the 330 that are known to be invasive in India, have cost the economy $127.3 billion in the last 60 years, according to report by Mongabay-India. The study points to glaring knowledge gaps in costs incurred by these species to the Indian economy.
New Zealand is known for its exquisite natural beauty. It is a land of snow-capped peaks, beautiful green landscapes and blue rivers. Snow and ice can be found all year round in New Zealand. A mind-blowing 80% of plant life and 70% of animal life here is entirely unique to New Zealand. All this goes to show that the nation prides itself
As part of its efforts to support biodiversity conservation and uphold the UAE’s cultural heritage, Emirates Post, in partnership with the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center, issued a new set of commemorative stamps bearing the image of the Stone-Curlew and Houbara Bustard bird species.
A United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation report, highlighted by Mongabay-India, says that the Indigenous food system of the Khasi community in Nongtraw village in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya, India, offers lessons in climate resilience and sustainable food systems. The UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation
Climate change is stressing our world’s environmental balance. In this context it is very important to study our biodiversity. Humans are privileged to be living in a planet that consists of water in 70% of its area. The climate crisis jeopardises the oceans and biodiversity,
The central pledge of a planned new global nature pact — to protect 30% of the planet’s land and seas — is in doubt, with some biodiversity-rich nations refusing to commit because of jitters over funding and implementation, officials have warned.