When government representatives from almost 200 countries meet in Montréal, Canada, starting next Wednesday, it’s about nothing less than saving the planet. Only weeks after the climate summit in Egypt, the international community wants to herald the turning point in the second major ecological crisis – the species extinction. By December 19, there should be a new contract for the protection and sustainable use of nature that has been overdue for more than two years. A “Montréal Agreement” is considered to be as groundbreaking as the Paris Agreement for climate protection. But whether a global nature conservation pact can really be forged in Canada remains to be seen, even after several years of preliminary negotiations. The most important questions and answers about the summit.