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Forests, trees and climate change

The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, a massive step back in time

4 May, 2021

See the related Letter of Concern from CBD-Alliance. By Simone Lovera Once upon a time, some 30 years ago, life was very easy for conservationists. Instead of having to cope with complicated concepts like biodiversity, which are defined and quantifiable with scientifically agreed indicators, they could simply conserve “nature”. Almost everything that looked more or less green qualified as “nature”: pine plantations, destroyed wetlands (called “polders” in countries like the Netherlands), potato fields with some flowers in them, shrimp ponds …

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