In Marseille, a world summit to try to save nature

The congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature opens this Friday in the presence of Emmanuel Macron. Objective: to reduce the threats to biodiversity.

After being postponed for a year due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the World Congress of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will finally open this Friday in Marseille – under the sign of the urgency. For eight days, scientists, NGOs, companies, players in the world of finance, local communities, representatives of indigenous peoples and States will discuss solutions to be implemented in the face of the erosion of biodiversity. According to an international scientific report published in May 2019, it is in decline “Unprecedented in human history”. President Emmanuel Macron, who is due to speak at the opening of the congress, intends to affirm “The priority given by France to environmental issues”, says one at the Elysee.

The high mass of IUCN, an organization known to the general public for its “red list” of endangered species, opens this year in a very special context. “The Covid epidemic underlined the

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