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通向全球生物多样性协定

圣何塞—全球各国政府已经在为中国昆明第15次生物多样性公约(CBD)多方会议(COP15)做准备。这是一次不同寻常的大会:它的目标是要敲定对所有成员国适用的新的生物多样性政策框架。

2010年,CBD纳入了爱知生物多样性目标(Aichi Biodiversity Targets),但对于如何实现这些目标,国际社会莫衷一是。一些拥有广袤的热带雨林的国家,花在毁林因素上的补贴百倍于阻止毁林的援助,而在其他维度上的情况甚至更加糟糕。

未来十年将证明,我们绝不能继续把自然的破坏视为“稀松平常”了。我们正在迅速接近环境和气候临界点,一旦越过这一临界点,将引发灾难性的反馈环,气候变化将无法逆转。本月早些时候的生物多样性和生态系统维持政府间科学政策平台的一份主报告表明,当前的人类活动可能导致未来数十年多达一百万种物种灭绝。

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