His Excellency Mr. Huang Runqiu, Minister of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China
"With the Action Agenda, Egypt is passing on the baton of conservation to China, which ushers in the new era of ecological civilization: building a shared future for all life on Earth. It is our hope that the Action Agenda can inspire all Parties and stakeholders to take part in CBD COP 15, make contributions to the development and implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework and create win-win results through collaboration. It is also our hope that all people, regardless of race, gender, age, background and identity can contribute the best of their abilities to protect biodiversity..."
Her Excellency Ms. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt and President of the fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
"We need to work with people and groups of people from all sectors and all backgrounds and invite them to make their own commitments"
Ms. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the CBD
"As one global community, let’s set the scene for action that will allow us to build back better, and take the actions needed for a sustainable future"
Mr. Rik Kutsch Lojenga, Executive Director at Union for Ethical Biotrade
“Consumers are increasingly demanding that businesses demonstrate a genuine commitment to ethical sourcing. We at UEBT are so pleased to see more than 50 companies stand up for nature with this shared commitment. In the coming years we will be supporting these businesses in reaching their time-bound targets on the ground in farms and wild plant collection sites all over the world”