MEPs urged to act as sixth mass extinction event looms

The covid pandemic has brought home the dangers of over-exploiting the natural world, and European politicians must recognise biodiversity loss, climate change and health as inextricably linked, the European Parliament’s environment committee was warned on Thursday.

by Robert Hodgson
Rising demand for meat consumption and the globalised food trade drive pandemic risk, through land use change and climate change (Photo by FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR/AFP via Getty Images)
Rising demand for meat consumption and the globalised food trade drive pandemic risk, through land use change and climate change (Photo by FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR/AFP via Getty Images)

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