The fight against climate change is front and center at this year’s United Nations General Assembly. World leaders are sounding the alarm as we experience devastating floods, droughts and heat.
Another critical component in this fight is biodiversity. Scientists say the delicate balance of species that propagates life on Earth is seriously threatened. From coastal reefs to the Amazon rainforest, billions of life forms are now extinct – endangering future generations.
I spoke with Elizabeth Maruma Mrema. She is the UN’s Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity. But first, to some economic lessons from Bolivia.
My colleague Elaine Reyes spoke with Bolivian President Luis Arce about some of the pressing issues facing his country and what he expects at this year’s UN General Assembly.
JUST IN: President Luis Arce ruled out the suggestions given by the #InternationalMonetaryFund, assuring the Bolivian economy to perform well, IMF stated that Bolivia needs certain reductions in the country. pic.twitter.com/78UvbC2FG5
— BNN Bolivia (@BNNBolivia) September 16, 2022
Biodiversity and human health are strongly interconnected in multiple ways than one can imagine.
There is no human health without biodiversity. 🌎
— UNEP-WCMC (@unepwcmc) September 13, 2022