Human activity and climate change are contributing to the increase of invasive species and the world must take responsibility. It’s imperative that countries take this threat seriously and do what they can to prevent the spread, especially in cases where species are sometimes introduced on purpose without consideration of the risks.
Every country must do what it can to mitigate this problem, but large volumes of trade between Europe and North America has caused those areas to be responsible for an inordinate amount of these introductions and displacements, so they should assume much of the responsibility for slowing the spread of these species.
While the findings of this report must be taken seriously, they must also be taken cautiously. "Invasive" is often used as a blanket term to refer to "bad" species, while "native" is ascribed to "good" ones. This creates a rigid dichotomy that doesn't consider how each invader individually impacts the ecosystem, with some undoubtedly wreaking havoc but others having little — or sometimes even positive — impacts.