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SCOOP 🚨 @AFP has obtained a draft copy of a forthcoming landmark UN report on #biodiversity

It paints a devastating picture:

- 1 million species face extinction risk
- 75% of land, 40% oceans severely degraded
- 80% rise in resource use in three decades
- 75% of fish stocks over fished or fished to their limits
- Pesticide use doubled in just 13 yrs
- 400 million tonnes of toxic waste dumped into freshwater each year
- 60 billion tonnes extracted from nature each year
#IPBES #biodiversity
- In rich nations protein consumption rose 50% since 1960
- 40% of world lacks access to clean drinking water
- Rich nations use 4x resource per had than poor ones
#IPBES #environment
- 1/3 of land surface and 3/4 of fresh water goes to agriculture
- Half of all agricultural land gain since 1990 from rainforests
- 25% of all GHG emissions down to food production (75% of which from meat)
#IPBES #environment
- 68% of Amazonian soy and beef production funded from tax havens
- 70% of all illegal fishing funded by tax havens
- Mining uses 1% of land but environmental impact bigger than agriculture
#IPBES #environment
- Tourism's carbon footprint increased 40% in just four years
- More than 2,500 conflicts currently over natural resources
- 1,000 activists/journalists killed covering deforestation since 2002
#IPBES #environment
- 2 billion rely on wood as main fuel source
- 75% of crops rely on pollinating insects (which are dying)
- 50% of medicines come from plants and animals
- 3 billion people rely on fish as main protein source

Whatever we inflict on #Nature will be inflicted in turn upon us
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