All our lives "absolutely dependent" on biodiversity: UNEP chief

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Erik Solheim. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Human existence is "absolutely dependent" on healthy biodiversity, from the food we eat, to the viability of the global economy.

That's the passionate view of Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme, UNEP.

He was speaking at a major UN conference on biodiversity which took place in the Mexican coastal city of Cancun this month.

More than 190 countries adopted the Cancun Declaration, which recognizes that the protection of all species needs a wider government approach beyond environmental policy.

Mr Solheim, told Pierre-Marc René why biodiversity was so crucial.

Duration: 3'16"

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