The failings of global conventions

Professor Bram Buscher and Professor Rosaleen Duffy reflect on how global conventions are continuing to fail wildlife conservation.

2022 was a busy year for convention negotiating teams around the world; previous delays caused by the COVID 19 pandemic meant that November and December saw back to back CoPs for CITES and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Despite the headlines about reaching new agreements, not least the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, Bram and Rosaleen urge us to be cautious about what this will deliver in practice. 

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B. Buscher and R. Duffy, 2022, Biodiversity treaty: UN deal fails to address the root causes of nature’s destruction (