UN sounds alarm over global biodiversity crisis

Only “transformative change” can prevent an unprecedented mass extinction driven by human activities on land and sea, according to an alarming new analysis by the United Nations

Only “transformative change” can prevent an unprecedented mass extinction driven by human activities on land and sea, according to an alarming new analysis by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

Three-quarters of the land-based two-thirds of the worlds marine environment have been significantly altered by human activity, and a million species are at risk of being wiped out, many of them within decades, according to an initial report published on Monday, described by Friends of the Earth Europe as a “devastating global assessment” of environmental degradation.

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