- CBD-COP15: World Nature Conference under difficult conditions
- Battery regulation – the end of the disposable e-cigarette?
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The UN Biodiversity Conference begins tomorrow in Montréal, Canada. Almost 200 countries will be negotiating a new global agreement on species protection until Dec. 19. Expectations are high: So far, all targets have been missed, now the meeting in Montréal is supposed to bring a much-needed turnaround. The EU environment ministers support the demand that 30 percent of the total area of each country be placed under protection by 2030. However, a number of questions remain unanswered. And that is not the only problem with the conference. Timo Landenberger gives an outlook.
Disposable e-cigarettes entered the market in the EU this year and have already achieved high market shares in a short time. Now, however, the industry is looking with concern at the ongoing trilogue on the EU Battery Regulation. If an agreement is reached on a take-back obligation for the lithium-ion battery from disposable e-cigarettes, this could mean the economic end for the product. Markus Grabitz has the details.
CBD-COP15: World Nature Conference under difficult conditions
Expectations are high ahead of the 15th UN Biodiversity Conference in Montréal (CBD-COP15). From Dec. 7 to 19, the 196 signatory states to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will negotiate a new global agreement on the protection of biological diversity.
After previous targets have all been missed, the destruction of natural habitats is finally to be stopped and reversed. Ecosystems are to be restored, harmful subsidies ended and funding increased. This is what the ambitious draft of the Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) says.
‘Paris moment’ unlikely
In the wake of the far-reaching 2015 climate agreement, the negotiations are expected to produce a “Paris moment” for biodiversity. But the Paris conference was attended by more than 100 heads of state and government, and that alone created the necessary public awareness. No such meeting is planned in Montréal.
- Climate & Environment
- Environmental protection
- Nature Conservation
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