Extinction crisis: World leaders say it is time to act (1 Viewer)

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As nearly 150 global leaders lined up - virtually - to address Wednesday's UN biodiversity summit, the stakes could not have been higher.

"The house is on fire and we are all locked in, because of a disease that came from our mismanagement of nature."

This was how Inger Anderson, head of the UN Environment Programme, put it in a briefing the day before the event.

"I think there is a realisation that if we don't take care of nature, we could end up in dire straits," she added.

With the world grappling with the public health, social and economic...

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