No Planet B

Words by Elizabeth Mrema

Illustrations by Rashida Chavis

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It’s December 2022, and the UN Biodiversity Conference, COP15, is finally happening. Originally scheduled to take place in Kunming, China, in October 2020, it was postponed several times as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. A mostly-online version took place in October 2021 and the main face to face part is now taking place in Montreal, Canada (with China remaining the President of the conference). In issue 8 of Where the Leaves Fall, ahead of one of the soon to be postponed dates, we caught up with the conference’s Executive Secretary Elizabeth Mrema who calls for global action to build a future of life in harmony with nature.

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