The Road to Kunming: Europe talks big on biodiversity

In the opening session of the COP15 on biodiversity, European officials were among those calling not only to halt nature’s startling decline but also to reverse the trend. But will the Commission’s plans for a nature restoration law be up to the challenge?

by Robert Hodgson
A poster advertising COP15 in Kunming, China. Protecting 30% of the earth's land and water surface appears to be gaining momentum as part of the talks. Photo: Li Jiaxian/China News Service via Getty Images
A poster advertising COP15 in Kunming, China. Protecting 30% of the earth's land and water surface appears to be gaining momentum as part of the talks. Photo: Li Jiaxian/China News Service via Getty Images

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