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UN biodiversity deal adopted at COP15

By Hou Liqiang | | Updated: 2022-12-19 16:48
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The COP15 United Nations biodiversity gathering in Montreal, Canada has adopted Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, which aims at reversing biodiversity loss around the globe, announced Huang Runqiu, COP15 president and China's minister of ecology and environment.

Focusing on the title, Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth, the largest UN biodiversity gathering in a decade is tasked with elaborating on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and identifying protection goals through 2030.

The conference, participated by 196 parties, was divided into two parts because of the impact from COVID-19 pandemic.

The first phase of COP15 was successfully held in Kunming from Oct 11 to 15, which included the opening ceremony, leaders' speeches and the issuing of the Kunming Declaration.

The second part lasted from Dec 7 to 19, with China still holding the presidency. In this phase, parties met to conclude negotiations and decide on the framework.

A banner of the second phase of the COP15 is seen outside Montreal Convention Center in Montreal, Canada, Dec 17, 2022. [Photo/Xinhua]
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