Sweden not doing enough to protect biodiversity, new report shows

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The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency has published a report with suggestions on how the government can step up its efforts to safeguard global biodiversity.

The so-called Aichi Targets, which world leaders agreed upon in 2010 to help protect the planet's resources and diversity, expire this year.

Zoologist Torbjörn Ebenhard, one of the co-authors of the report, says most of the targets have not been achieved, whether regionally, nationally or globally.

He would like to see the government move beyond promising words:

There is still time to change things. But the longer we wait, the harder it will get and the more it will cost us",

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