Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Humanity has evolved into a weapon of mass extinction, according to Antonio Guterres at COP15

Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction: Antonio Guterres at COP15


 Delhi, India: On Tuesday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged over 190 nations gathered in Montreal to make a final decision on the global biodiversity framework after 2020. He urged them to make an ambitious deal — a peace pact with nature — for a better, greener, bluer, and more sustainable world.


"Humanity has become a weapon of mass extinction with our bottomless appetite for unchecked and unequal economic growth." Nature is being treated like a toilet by us. And in the end, we are proximately committing suicide,” Guterres stated as he addressed the audience at the opening of the 15th session of the UN conference on biodiversity (COP15) in Montreal, Canada.


During the next 13 days, the countries' negotiators will discuss the framework and identify post-2020 actions that may aid in stopping the loss of biodiversity. One of the goals of the framework, which would be based on the premise that the biotech, pharmaceutical, and other industries that use biodiversity must share the benefits with communities fairly, is access and benefit sharing.


During the conference, India and over 100 other nations will also advocate for a global goal under the Convention on Biological Diversity to protect at least 30% of the planet by 2030, known as the "30x30 Target." These issues, in addition to the critical issue of financing solutions to problems caused by biodiversity loss, will be discussed. Bhupender Yadav, minister of the environment, will attend the COP15 session next week.


Guterres stated, "Multinational corporations are filling their bank accounts while emptying our world of its natural gifts," noting that ecosystem degradation is causing annual losses of $3 trillion by 2030. Profit has taken control of ecosystems. Our chance to put an end to this organization of destruction is at this conference. We really want nothing less from this gathering than an intense post-2020 Worldwide Biodiversity System. "

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