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COP15: Everything you need to know from the global biodiversity summit

The U.N. summit kicks off in Montreal, Canada this week. About 195 countries aim to finalise a new global agreement to halt and reverse nature loss by mid-century. Here's what you can expect from the summit and what it aims to achieve.

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COP15: Everything you need to know from the global biodiversity summit

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    What is COP15 about?

    At the Dec. 7-19 gathering in Montreal, about 195 countries will be tasked with finalising a new global biodiversity deal to halt damage to plants, animals and ecosystems - similar to the 2015 Paris Agreement to tackle climate change.

    COP15: Why the world needs a new deal to protect nature

    COP15: Why the world needs a new deal to protect nature

    It also seeks "fair and equitable sharing" of the benefits from natural genetic material, used in everything from medicines to new crop …

    What will be the big issues?

    The headline issue of the talks will be the 30x30 goal. This is the target of protecting 30% of the planet's land and oceans by 2030, which has gained wide support from more than 110 nations. But what are the other key issues gaining traction?

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