By Alexandra Mehl Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Montreal, QC – Dec. 7 marks the beginning of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference. COP 15, Conference of the Parties, is being held in Montreal, the unceded territory of Kahnawake Mohawk First Nation. Governments from countries around the world will come together to negotiate and create a new framework of goals and strategies, known as the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, to minimize biodiversity loss and preserve nature. These goals will then be carried into the next decade of conservation work throughout the 196 countries involved. According to Global Risks Report 2022, the top three threats for the next decade on a global scale are climate action failure, extreme weather, and biodiversity loss. The document indicates that 10 per cent of biodiversity risk mitigation
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