Historic biodiversity pact inspires, but past failures loom


              Floating warehouses are seen a lake in Sao Raimundo settlement, at Medio Jurua region, Amazonia State, Brazil, Sept. 5, 2022. After a historic biodiversity agreement was reached, countries now face pressure to deliver on the promises. The most significant part of the global biodiversity framework is a commitment to protect 30% of land and water considered important for biodiversity by 2030.  (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
            
              FILE - A bison lies down on the ground in front of the Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo., on June 22, 2022. After a historic biodiversity agreement was reached, countries now face pressure to deliver on the promises. The most significant part of the global biodiversity framework is a commitment to protect 30% of land and water considered important for biodiversity by 2030. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
            
              FILE - Delegates arrive at the convention centre at the COP15 UN conference on biodiversity during a snowfall in Montreal, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. After a historic biodiversity agreement was reached, countries now face pressure to deliver on the promises. The most significant part of the global biodiversity framework is a commitment to protect 30% of land and water considered important for biodiversity by 2030.  (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
            
              Huang Runqiu, Minister of Ecology and Environment of China and president of the COP15, responds to a question as Canadian Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault looks on during the closing news conference at the COP15 U.N. conference on biodiversity in Montreal, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. After a historic biodiversity agreement was reached, countries now face pressure to deliver on the promises. The most significant part of the global biodiversity framework is a commitment to protect 30% of land and water considered important for biodiversity by 2030. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A small fisherman's boat crosses the Rio Marinheiro in front of the Vila Progresso community, in the Bailique archipelago, district of Macapa, state of Amapa, northern Brazil, Sept. 10, 2022. After a historic biodiversity agreement was reached, countries now face pressure to deliver on the promises. The most significant part of the global biodiversity framework is a commitment to protect 30% of land and water considered important for biodiversity by 2030. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
            
              FILE - A school of fish swims above corals on Moore Reef in Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland in eastern Australia on Nov. 13, 2022. After a historic biodiversity agreement was reached, countries now face pressure to deliver on the promises. The most significant part of the global biodiversity framework is a commitment to protect 30% of land and water considered important for biodiversity by 2030.  (AP Photo/Sam McNeil, File)
Historic biodiversity pact inspires, but past failures loom