10 SEPTEMBER 2021
On 30 August 2021, world leaders of various countries and heads of international organisations met at Columbia to discuss and share initiatives as well as commitments towards the implementation of the new framework that may be adopted at the UN Biodiversity Conference, COP-15 in China, next year.
In the pre-COP meeting the leaders shared their commitment towards the ambitious new agreement that will transform humanity’s relationship with nature that reflects the value of biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, including to the global economy.
Also shared views on :
· ecosystems that help humanity to adapt and build resilience to climate change
· Empower indigenous peoples
· Conservation of species and functioning ecosystems and carbon stocks for current and future generations
· stressed the need for commitment, ambition and credibility emphasizing to protect nature
The 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. Due to the pandemic the meeting has been rescheduled and will be conducted in two parts. The first part will be held virtually from October 11-15, 2021 and the in-person meetings from April 25 to May 8, 2022.
The Meeting has highlighted the theme “Ecological Civilization: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth” and will discuss and review the “post-2020 global biodiversity framework” and determine the new goals for the future.