No binding EU commitments ahead of global biodiversity summit

The European Commission has questioned the usefulness of setting binding biodiversity targets, and stressed there is no way the EU will have such policies in place in time for the key UN summit in October, where parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity are expected to agree a global response to the extinction crisis.

by Robert Hodgson
Endangered species: green groups and MEPs want the EU to adopt binding biodiversity targets (Photo by Jorge Sanz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Endangered species: green groups and MEPs want the EU to adopt binding biodiversity targets (Photo by Jorge Sanz/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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