COP15: Nations reach ‘historic’ deal to protect nature
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Nations have agreed to protect a third of the planet for nature by 2030 in a landmark deal aimed at safeguarding biodiversity. There will also be targets for protecting vital ecosystems such as rainforests and wetlands and the rights of indigenous peoples.
The agreement at the COP15 UN biodiversity summit in Montreal, Canada, came early on Monday morning. Source: bbc.com
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(PV) projected to be the dominant renewable. A significant proportion of solar PV is deployed as groundmounted
solar parks with potential implications for the hosting ecosystem. Given their relatively rapid introduction,
the impacts on land use and the local environment are poorly understood.