19 Dec 2022

COP15: ‘Historic deal’ agreed to protect 30% of planet Earth by 2030

A global deal aimed at reversing biodiversity loss and setting the natural world on a path to recovery has been adopted by the COP15 UN conference in Montreal.

The deal was agreed after two weeks of negotiations and will set targets for protecting rainforests and other natural habitats.

It has been hailed as “historic” but, as ever, there remain big differences on which countries are going to pay for it