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Biodiversity: A Missing Link for Mitigating Climate Change - World Environment Day celebrated in Montreal

Montreal: 6 June 2008 –World Environment Day was celebrated in Montreal yesterday by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Montreal diplomatic community by the hoisting for the first time of the United Nations flag at the entrance to the Montreal World Trade Centre, which has been host to the Convention Secretariat since January 1996. Also participating in the event was the President of the Group of 77 and China at the United Nations in New York. The theme of this year’s Day is “Climate change: kicking the CO2 habit”.

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