A UN deal aimed at reversing biodiversity loss and setting the world on a path of recovery has been adopted here on December 19 at the UN biodiversity conference, COP15.
COP15, formally known as the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, is expected to conclude later on December 19 after nearly two weeks of negotiation. The deal is officially known as the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.
All parties have agreed on key issues, including goals and targets, resource mobilization and Digital Sequence Information, or GSI, under the framework.
China holds the presidency of COP15. It held the phase-one meeting in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, in 2021. The second phase of COP15 in Montreal, Canada, continued the theme of "Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth."
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