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Good morning, this is Pip. Today, we’re following negotiations for a future pandemic treaty which kicked off this week in Geneva. Also in Geneva, we’re hearing about the engineers leading the city’s industrial future. And further afield, we’re getting the latest from Cop15, which opened in Montreal yesterday with a grave warning from the UN’s environment chief that the world is “at war with nature”.

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged member states to keep up momentum to negotiate a pandemic ‘treaty’. (Keystone/Martial Trezzini)

⚕️Keeping momentum on a pandemic ‘treaty’. World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus urged the world on Monday to keep the “momentum” to negotiate a new pandemic 'treaty’ to prevent, prepare for and respond to future pandemics. He was addressing a meeting of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body in Geneva, kicking off negotiations for a future global pandemic treaty to steer the world’s response to pandemics in the wake of Covid-19.

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