MEPs: countries must show ambition in Nagoya

The EU must convey a sense of urgency at the forthcoming UN biodiversity conference in Nagoya, Japan, the European Parliament said in a resolution adopted in Strasbourg on Thursday. World governments are expected to adopt new goals for 2020.

The European Commission and member states must show leadership by releasing its negotiating position ahead of the meeting, to be held on 18-29 October, and pledge funds for the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity, said MEPs.

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