‘The conference for nature this month in Montreal could be what Paris was for climate,’ Tanya Plibersek says

Australia is being urged to take a leadership role at a global summit that aims to reach what has been described as the nature equivalent of the landmark Paris agreement on climate change.

Countries will meet in Montreal for the Cop15 biodiversity summit from 7 December to work on a new framework agreement to end biodiversity decline. Campaigners say if successful it should result in the global destruction of nature being halted and reversed to the extent that wild areas and habitat for threatened species start to increase in size between now and 2030.

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