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    3 demands we’re making for biodiversity at COP15

    We are at a crucial turning point for the future of life on Earth. For decades, deforestation, overfishing, corporate agri-business mega-farming, and extraction of natural resources have contributed to the disappearance of species at an alarming rate that is unprecedented in human history. Between climate change and ecosystem loss, one million species are now threatened by extinction.

    Deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest is often the first step to extracting resources or building massive agri-business plantations
    © Marizilda Cruppe / Greenpeace

    The objective for governments: negotiate the adoption of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. This agreement, if sufficiently ambitious, could protect biodiversity globally – all the ecosystems and species present on Earth, including humans.

    The stakes are high. Protecting nature is central to our livelihoods, our health, our…

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