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The purpose of this knowledge base is to facilitate access to key CBD resources. This initial version has been created thanks to the support of Spain and is undergoing further development.
Meeting
#6099
CBD
Meeting
#6182

Business and Biodiversity Week 2021

18 - 22 October 2021, Online

Meeting
#6089

World Food Day

16 October 2021, Rome, Italy

News Headlines
#130891
2021-10-16

COP15 concludes in SW China's Kunming

The first part of the COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference concluded in southwest China's Kunming on Friday. During the five-day meeting held both online and in person, the global community gathered to review a "post-2020 global biodiversity framework" and agreed on a new set of goals over the next ...

News Headlines
#130892
2021-10-16

WWF Director General: COP15 is an unmissable opportunity

The UN biodiversity summit in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province is "an unmissable opportunity for the world" as it set a new direction for global biodiversity conservation, Director General of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Marco Lambertini has said.

News Headlines
#130893
2021-10-16

Part one of COP15 closes, setting stage for post-2020 biodiversity framework

Part one of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) closed Friday in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, setting the stage for the adoption of an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework at the resumption of ...

News Headlines
#130894
2021-10-16

World inspired by China's great efforts

President Xi Jinping's remarks at the COP 15 meeting have demonstrated China's commitment in embracing a green economic system and boosted confidence in global biodiversity conservation, international experts said.

News Headlines
#130895
2021-10-16

First part of COP15 closes with ‘broad consensus’ on post-2020 biodiversity framework

After the adjournment of the week-long COP15 meeting on Friday afternoon, representatives and scholars attending the meeting said they expected the second part of the meeting next year to deliver a feasible global post-2020 biodiversity framework built on the political commitment and momentum fo ...

News Headlines
#130896
2021-10-16

Ambassador of Denmark to China on COP15

Thomas Østrup Møller, ambassador of Denmark to China, told CGTN host Tian Wei in an exclusive interview the nature does not respect borders. So when we are exploiting nature, it comes back and it will punish us. He also hoped that we are going to take some ambitious and decisive decisions at COP ...

News Headlines
#130897
2021-10-16

‘Ecological civilisation’: an empty slogan or will China act on the environment?

This week, China took charge of hosting a major UN environmental conference for the first time, at the opening of Cop15 in Kunming. The world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter and largest consumer of natural resources might seem a strange choice to host talks to stop the destruction of ecosystems ...

News Headlines
#130898
2021-10-16

‘Path to recovery’: Part one of COP15 closes with hopes high for new global biodiversity accord

The first phase of the COP15 Biodiversity Summit in Kunming, China closed today (15 October) with the UN expressing confidence the week long talks had helped set the stage for the adoption of a new international treaty next year to ramp up global biodiversity protection.

News Headlines
#130900
2021-10-16

Kunming Conference provides a good prospects for further work to halt biodiversity loss

The first phase of a meeting of parties to the UN Convention on Biodiversity provided good prospects for further negotiations aimed at halting biodiversity loss. Hosted by China in Kunming and partly arranged as a virtual event, the main achievement of the meeting was a unified message concernin ...

News Headlines
#130901
2021-10-16

China joins hands with world to start new journey of high-quality development for humanity

“The international community must enhance cooperation, build consensus and pool strength to build a community of all life on Earth,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a keynote speech.

News Headlines
#130902
2021-10-16

Exclusive: UK and China must continue to stand together to help world meet climate commitments, says UK envoy

At the COP15 in Kunming, Southwest China' Yunnan Province, China demonstrated a strong determination to work with other countries in protecting biodiversity, which is considered a new chapter in biodiversity conservation. The country's efforts of implementing a number of measures to protect and ...

News Headlines
#130904
2021-10-16

Preventing biodiversity collapse critical to COP26 climate goals, say world leaders

In the run-up to the UN’s crucial climate conference at month’s end, global leaders have laid the foundation for an international framework to protect nature and halt the collapse of biodiversity worldwide while also curbing global warming and protecting human health.

News Headlines
#130905
2021-10-16

UN biodiversity talks in China end in funding pledges to reduce loss of species

China, the European Union and Japan were among countries pledging to spend more on slowing down the rapid loss of species at talks this week in China to prepare for a new global biodiversity pact. But critics says the final agreement amounts to a "toothless tiger"

News Headlines
#130906
2021-10-16

Kunming Declaration refreshes global commitment to biodiversity

With a bang of the gavel, the Kunming Declaration was adopted Wednesday in the provincial capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, providing new momentum for drawing the roadmap for biodiversity conservation in the coming decade.

News Headlines
#130907
2021-10-16

Xinhua Headlines: Int'l community recognizes China-proposed ecological philosophy, urges bold global actions

Representatives from governments, non-governmental organizations, research institutions and private sectors worldwide have gathered in China, virtually or in person, to navigate transformative changes in biodiversity conservation.

News Headlines
#130908
2021-10-16

How to combat the aggravating climate change and biodiversity crisis

Guests at the UN biodiversity conference held in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming have brainstormed on how to combat the aggravating climate change and biodiversity crisis in a positive and pragmatic manner.

News Headlines
#130910
2021-10-16

The loss of biodiversity puts humanity at risk

The first part of the UN Biodiversity Conference wrapped up on Friday. It will be followed by final negotiations on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework during face-to-face meetings in Kunming, China, in April 2022.

News Headlines
#130911
2021-10-16

China's contribution to biological diversity

On October 12, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced the establishment of a fund to support developing countries in biological diversity conservation during the leaders' summit of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) held in Kunming ...

News Headlines
#130912
2021-10-16

COP 15: Highlights From the Kunming Declaration

Governments from over 100 countries have pledged to boost the protection of natural habitats in their territories and work toward signing an “ambitious and transformative” global deal next year to halt the ecological crisis driving the potential extinction of many plant and animal species.

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