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8:30am-9:15am: UN biodiversity conference
8:30am-9:15am: Dr Alice Hughes, Associate Professor, University of Hong Kong’s School of Biological Sciences
8:30am-9:15am: Kitty Tam, Assistant Manager, Conservation Policy, WWF-Hong Kong
8:30am-9:00am: Dr Billy Hau, Principal Lecturer, University of Hong Kong’s School of Biological Sciences
9:15am-9:25am: Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dog Training School
9:15am-9:25am: Raymond Cheung, founding chairman, Hong Kong Seeing Eye Dog Services
9:25am-9:30am: World Cup
9:25am-9:30am: Atom Cheung, RTHK sports reporter
On Friday's Backchat we're talking about biodiversity.
A United Nations conference on the issue now meeting in the Canadian city of Montreal is consider-ing a proposal to put 30 percent of land and sea under protection by 2030.
The urgent need for action was underscored by the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres at the opening of the conference. He said humanity has become "a weapon of mass extinction" and gov-ernments must end the “orgy of destruction”.
According to a UN report, more than 1 million species are now threatened with extinction, while as much as 40% of Earth's land surfaces are considered degraded.
So what can we expect from the summit? How can we better preserve biodiversity locally and globally?
After 9:15am, we'll find out more about Hong Kong's first guide dog training school.
And at 9:25 we‘ll get the latest World Cup update from our sports correspondent.