‘Catastrophic decline’: Johnson calls for tougher nature targets

Prime minister Boris Johnson has called for more ambitious international nature recovery targets to tackle the ‘catastrophic decline in species’, despite the UK being on track to miss the majority of its existing biodiversity goals.

In an announcement made during the G7 summit in Biarritz yesterday, Johnson said the Aichi Biodiversity targets, which expire in 2020 and will be largely missed by the UK, should be replaced by “new, more ambitious targets that help us get back the biodiversity we have lost”. 

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