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Omicron threatens next year’s COP15 nature deal meeting in China

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus which causes Covid-19 threatens to scupper a flagship UN environment conference planned for China in the spring.Environmentalists are warning that the COP15 summit – where about 195 countries are due to sign a global pact to protect nature – could be thwarted by stricter travel restrictions as a result of the Omicron variant.The accord to safeguard plants, animals and ecosystems – similar to the Paris climate agreement – is expected to be finalised in the…

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