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A Primer on Economic Growth and Biodiversity Conservation for COP15

1 month ago   |   By Steady State

By Brian Czech
With COP15 coming up, it's time to don the old conservation biologist hat and proffer a primer on the relationship between economic growth and biodiversity conservation. The last thing we want is a COP15 devoid of discussion about the fundamental conflict between growing the economy and conserving biodiversity. In fact, the 800-pound gorilla-GDP growth-ought to be front and center.
Why is the USA the only major non-party to the Convention on Biological Diversity? Because no other country is more obsessed with GDP growth.
For the uninitiated, COP15 is the UN Biodiversity...
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