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Countries reach landmark deal to protect nature

2022-12-20 08:42:11       source:Politico

December 19, 2022

MONTREAL — Countries on Monday struck a new deal to stop and reverse biodiversity loss, with governments now on the hook to put land and seas under greater protection, limit pesticides, slow the extinction of species and boost cash flows from rich countries to poorer ones to pay for nature preservation.

But the last such agreement reached in 2010 failed to reach its targets and there is a sense that the execution has to be better this time around.

“Now we need to move from paper to implementation ... that's usually the most difficult part,” said EU Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius.

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