Monday, 18 October 2010

Action on biodiversity must address multiple issues

As the Convention on Biodiversity opens in Japan, the common theme in the media coverage is the interconnectedness of the environmental problems we are facing: climate change, desertification, biodiversity loss and deforestation all impact on one another.

It's vital to focus attention on finding practical solutions that tackle multiple issues. In today's Guardian, George Monbiot considers the draft declaration on biodiversity and decries the absence of any co-ordinated practical pledges.

See also: Andrew Marr says this issue hasn't got its Al Gore

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