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A Global Boost For Biodiversity

Leaders from around the world have come together to take significant steps towards ending some of the catastrophic losses in nature.

Leaders from around the world have come together to take significant steps towards ending some of the catastrophic losses in nature.

While countries are taking many actions to combat climate change, this often results in less attention on other urgent problems.

The WWF has put the Leader’s Pledge for nature in the context of what has been happening.

“In the past year, a series of major reports have focused global attention on the biodiversity crisis, with nature currently declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history. WWF’s Living Planet Report 2020, released earlier this month, revealed a 68% decline in vertebrate populations globally since 1970, driven by the way we currently produce and consume.”

While the exact details of this plan are still a work in progress, the leaders have committed to tackling unsustainable food production, plastic waste pollution in the oceans, and green recovery strategies to the current pandemic.

But there is one element that stood out for me the most.

Governments around the world still subsidize extremely harmful industries, including oil, gas, and many other mining operations.

By calling for a shift in policy, this might mark an end to such subsidies, which could mean billions of dollars shifting towards eco-friendly projects.



Chris is one of GreenCitizen’s writers who has been a long-time advocate of individual responsibility when it comes to the environment. He shares GreenCitizen's passion for making the world a better place every day of the year.

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