Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity have essentially agreed upon the structure and core content of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, but divergences remain.
At least 96 ministers and over 10,000 registered delegates are confirmed to join the second part of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Canada with China assuming a leadership role in biodiversity protection, UN officials said on Thursday.
Venues of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) are opened to the public free of charge from Oct. 18 to Nov. 7.
The executive official mentioned China's latest commitments at the conference, among which include establishing the Kunming Biodiversity Fund to support preserving biodiversity in developing countries to the tune of 1.5 billion yuan.
The declaration made a commitment to "ensure the development, adoption and implementation of an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework".