Earlier this year, a report revealed that not a single one of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity targets set in 2010 had been met in their entirety.
"No country wants to return to the situation we're in today."
These are the words of the executive secretary of the UN Convention on Biodiversity, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema.
Next year, alongside world leaders, Maruma Mrema will set new goals for 2030 in Kunming. The big question is how to stop history from repeating itself.
"Lessons have been learnt," she told The Agenda with Stephen Cole.
"COVID-19 has made us even more aware, giving us a stark reminder of our unsustainable relationship with nature. I hope we will not repeat mistakes of the past."
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