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Many nations lag in plan to slow extinctions by 2020: U.N.

Fri, 09/28/2012 - 8:25am
Reuters

OSLO/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Many nations need to do more to slow extinctions of animals and plants under U.N. targets for 2020 that would also save the world economy billions of dollars a year, U.N. experts say.

Only a few countries -- including France and Guatemala -- have so far adopted new national plans to tackle threats such as pollution or climate change in line with a sweeping pact agreed in Japan in 2010.

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