COP15: Draft global nature deal weakens plans to tackle business impacts

Cecilia Keating
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COP 15 President Huang Runq, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, chair of the Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming to Montreal Action Agenda for Nature and People,and CBD executive secretary Elizabeth Maruma Mrema | Credit: Earth Negotiations Bulletin
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COP 15 President Huang Runq, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, chair of the Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming to Montreal Action Agenda for Nature and People,and CBD executive secretary Elizabeth Maruma Mrema | Credit: Earth Negotiations Bulletin

Deal published by China Presidency contains strong headline targets, but critics warn lack of ratchet mechanism and weak measures to tackle corporate impacts on nature could undermine deal

Hopes that the COP15 Biodiversity Summit would usher a new era of mandatory nature risk and dependency reporting at companies received a blow this morning, after the first official draft of the new global...

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