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News published by the Pressenza bureau in Montreal, Canada

UN: Trapped Sediment Robbing World’s Large Dams of Vital Water Storage Capacity ~26% Loss by 2050 Foreseen

Original storage capacity lost to sediment by 2050: 1.65 trillion cubic meters, roughly equal to the combined annual water use of India, China, Indonesia, France and Canada Losses undermine water security, irrigation, power generation, more Trapped sediment has robbed roughly 50,000 large dams worldwide…

A Deeper Understanding of the Ukraine War Could Prevent Further Bloodshed

By Yakov M. Rabkin* In February 2022, began the longest military conflict in Europe’s post-World War history. But what were its main causes? Although the war in the Ukraine has inflamed emotions across the Western world like never before, the…

COP15 recognises Indigenous Peoples’ work, but won’t disarm the threat of mass extinction

At the final adoption of an agreement at COP15, Greenpeace welcomes the explicit recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ rights, roles, territories, and knowledge as the most effective biodiversity protection that has come out of the UN biodiversity talks. An Lambrechts, head…

UN Biodiversity Agreement by 2030: Protect 30% of Earth’s lands, oceans, coastal areas, inland waters (final text)

UN Biodiversity Agreement by 2030 Nearing the conclusion of a sometimes fractious two-week meeting, nations of the world today agreed on a historic package of measures deemed critical to addressing the dangerous loss of biodiversity and restoring natural ecosystems. Convened…

COP15 Chinese presidency proposal : protect 30% of the planet ecosystems

In front of a full house on Saturday morning, the president of the 15th United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP15), the Minister of Ecology and Environment of China, Huang Runqiu, heard the many complaints of the southern countries. By Sunday,…

COP15 Youth dismayed by the lack of ambition in the negotiations

An action to denounce the death of the living “With only 3 days left before the end of COP15, there are still 700 brackets, as many elements of the text that still do not have consensus. We are concerned about…

The recognition of the sovereignty of indigenous people could save the biodiversity and ecosystems

Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) and frontline Indigenous activists discuss today the important work of land and water defenders within Canada and beyond who are protecting biodiversity. The panelists were calling out false solutions and the lack of political will within…

COP15: rich countries under pressure to accept a new biodiversity fund

Pressure is mounting on rich countries, called upon to finance efforts to protect the biodiversity of developing countries with a fund to implement the “peace with nature pact” being negotiated in Montreal. Developed countries, including Canada, oppose it. Mobilization of…

COP15 countries must agree on real enforcement mechanisms and reviews otherwise the global pact to save nature is doomed

The global pact to save nature, under negotiation at COP15, will be condemned to failure, whatever its ambitions, if the countries do not agree on real mechanisms for applying and reviewing the commitments, have denounced several environmental activists on Saturday.…

COP15 – March for Biodiversity and Human Rights in Montreal

The COP15 Collective, the CBD Alliance and the Global Youth Biodiversity Network, along with Greenpeace Canada, marched with more than 3,500 people despite the freezing cold today in Montreal. While COP15 is the most important global meeting on biodiversity for…

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