|U.N. biodiversity summit yields welcome and unexpected progress|
Normile, D. (2010). U.N. biodiversity summit yields welcome and unexpected progress. Science (Wash.) 330(6005): 742-743
In: Science (Washington). American Association for the Advancement of Science: New York, N.Y. ISSN 0036-8075, more
Delegates, advocates, and observers were braced for the worst going into the biodiversity summit. Instead, at a marathon closing plenary session, the parties agreed to an ambitious plan to halt the loss of biodiversity, an agreement to combat biopiracy, a scheme to increase conservation funding, and a raft of related policy statements. Not everyone got what they wanted, but most got something they could live with.