UN report calls for saving planet earth

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United Nations: The UN in its latest report has enlisted eight important changes to save the planet earth from getting worse.

The report said this is despite getting encouraging progress in several fields relating to biodiversity and ecosystem.

The report comes as the COVID-19 pandemic challenges people to rethink their relationship with nature. The continued biodiversity loss and the degradation of ecosystems have adversely impacted life on earth, the report added.

The Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 (GBO-5), published by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), said it is a final report card on progress against the 20 global biodiversity targets agreed in 2010 with a 2020 deadline.

The report calls for a shift away from “business as usual” across a range of human activities.

It outlines eight transitions that recognize the value of biodiversity, the need to restore the ecosystems on which all human activity depends and the urgency of reducing the negative impacts of such activity.

 

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