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Will COP15 Be the ‘Paris-moment’ for Nature?

Human well-being, our economies, and the ability to reach our climate goals are heavily dependent on biodiversity. Yet, economic activities continue to cause massive damage to nature. The UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s 15th conference, COP15, presents a timely opportunity to set targets to reverse the global loss of biodiversity and ecosystems as part of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.


Italy: Public debt affordability issues loom

Italy’s new government has the thankless task to balance fiscal support amid the energy crisis and keeping public finances in check. Unless energy prices and bond yields come down significantly, debt affordability challenges could materialise soon.