Archive for Global Biodiversity Outlook
www.guardian.co.uk 17th September 2010
The latest report from the Convention of Biological Diversity has warned that without prompt action, many of the world’s ecosystems are at the point of no return and will collapse putting the livelihoods of many people at risk, as well as the general running of our planet. The report, the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, cited the principal causers of ecosystem destruction as ‘habitat change, over-exploitation, pollution, invasive alien species, and climate change.’ In an article written for the Guardian newspaper, the actor Edward Norton has outlined how the USA must take the lead in any action to protect the world’s biodiversity. Without the backing of the world’s most powerful country, the Nagoya Biodiversity Summit happening this October in Japan to tackle this problem may well be doomed to failure.
Edward Norton is a UN goodwill ambassador for biodiversity. Read the rest of his article here.