Shared by Nature: Biodiversity conservation should be a produce-and-protect agenda
Updated 16:01, 17-Dec-2022

Editor's note: "Shared by Nature" invites experts and scholars from around the world to share their knowledge of major issues in nature, such as climate change, biodiversity conservation and environmental protection. In this edition, we talked to Craig Hanson, managing director of the World Resources Institute. 

Is biodiversity loss an inevitable byproduct of humanity's development? The answer is NO according to Craig Hanson, managing director of the World Resources Institute.

Protecting biodiversity has been a consensus at major global conferences on nature, including the ongoing one, COP15, in Montreal, Canada, but Hanson pointed out that the quest for development should also be respected. 

According to him, the question is not whether to develop, but how to achieve it. He believes that it is totally possible to have development and biodiversity at the same time.

Watch this video to learn more.

(Cover image designed by CGTN's Yu Peng; video edited by CGTN's Chen Chen, Zhong Xia and Liu Haibo)

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