New Global Biodiversity Framework: ‘Everything is in there, it just needs to be adopted’
23 October 2022 | 10:19 am
According to the latest report from the World Wildlife Fund, global wildlife populations have declined by a whopping 69 percent over the past 50 years. It's an urgent reminder of what's at stake as world leaders prepare to meet in early December for their biggest biodiversity conference in a decade, with the goal of agreeing to a new framework to protect the world's plants and animals.
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Joint bid with Portugal will see Ukraine added as co-host, announcement expected at UEFA headquarters on Wednesday.
Australian Rhiannan Iffland will be crowned the six-time Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series champion in her home country at the final event of the year on October 15 .
Following the arrest of a former international player, more Iranian athletes are criticizing the government's brutal actions toward protesters. Ex-Bayern Munich player Ali Karimi has become a figurehead in the protests.
The French capital has joined several cities in saying it won't show matches from the World Cup in Qatar on big screens at fanzones out of protest. Though the deputy mayor admitted winter weather also played a role.
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