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  • COP15: Ecological civilization forum stresses 'harmony with nature'
    [released on: 14/10/2021]
    A key forum of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP-15) on ecological civilization in southwest China's Kunming city opened on Thursday, with participants also joining online from across the globe. They stressed the role of ecological civilization in achieving environmental sustainability and harmony with nature.
  • Vlog: An immersive tour of the 'kingdom of animals and plants' at COP15
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    Southwest China's Yunnan Province, also known as the "kingdom of animals and plants," ranks first in terms of biodiversity in China, making it the perfect choice for the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15).
  • Interview: Concrete actions need to be "fine-tuned" following COP15 Kunming Declaration, says expert
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    Government officials "now need to roll up their sleeves and agree to concrete actions" on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework for the next decade set out by the Kunming Declaration, a U.S. environmental expert has said.
  • Chinese strategy offers hope in tackling biodiversity losses
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    A Chinese mechanism-the ecological conservation red line-could provide an effective solution to tackling global biodiversity losses. Experts said the strategy, which has been successfully adopted in biodiversity programs in China, could cover more species not protected by nature reserves and also coordinate ecosystem protection and socioeconomic development.
  • Race is on to reach net zero emissions and halt runaway nature loss
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    Even if we eliminate all fossil fuel use there is strong evidence that we will not be able to limit global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Simply stated, without nature we are not going to achieve the goal of the Paris Agreement. Thirty percent of emission reduction can only come from ceasing the degradation of natural ecosystems, actively engaging in their restoration and sustainable use, and strengthening their capacity to absorb and store carbon.
  • COP 15 ideal chance to realise community of all life on Earth
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    China is accelerating the establishment of a system of protected areas that will eventually encompass all the areas of greatest importance to China's natural ecosystem.
  • COP15 exhibit shows China's 1st 3D-printed dinosaur skeleton
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    China's first 3D-printed dinosaur skeleton is on display at the ongoing COP15 held in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province to showcase China's biodiversity conservation practice and achievement.
  • COP15: International cooperation in biodiversity protection
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    Over the past few days, the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) has been underway in Yunnan province. This area is well-known as a treasure trove of biodiversity in southwest China. Just a few months ago, a herd of wandering Asian elephants in the region received extensive media coverage both in China and abroad, offering the public a glimpse into Yunnan's extraordinary ecosystem where humans and elephants live in harmony.
  • China's ecological red line system, BRI to help countries achieve post-2020 targets
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    China expressed a strong ambition to further strengthen biodiversity protection at the first global meeting convened by the UN on ecological civilization on Monday, and analysts who highlighted China's achievements in and contributions to the global biodiversity agenda believe many of China's practices, such as its ecological red line program, could help the world better achieve post-2020 targets for biodiversity conservation.
  • UN biodiversity conference held in Kunming
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    The United Nations (UN) meeting on biodiversity known as COP15 took place this week in the spring city of China's Kunming. It was the largest global gathering on the topic in a decade and is expected to provide a global roadmap for conserving and restoring biodiversity, and ecosystems for the next 10 years.
  • 'Elephant runners' recount epic trek of mammoth stars in S.W China
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    China to set up multinational co-managed national parks to further protect species. A video on the activities of a herd of wild Asian elephants that went astray in Southwest China's Yunnan Province in September is shown on a big screen at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province, on Monday.
  • UK artist's work in Kunming sends nature protection message at COP15
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    As government officials from around the world hold talks at the UN biodiversity conference COP15 in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, a new art installation, Nature and the City, set up in the city's planning museum, is reminding the public that everyone can do their part to protect nature, not just the governments.
  • COP15 adopts Kunming Declaration, a message of unity to facilitate future negotiations on biodiversity
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    A declaration on joint efforts and momentum to halt and reverse the loss of biodiversity was passed on Wednesday in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province, at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15).
  • Yunnan leads the way in protecting rare flora and fauna
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    "By taking multiple measures to protect biodiversity, Yunnan has successfully protected about 100 species of animals and plants with extremely small populations from the risk of extinction over the past decade," said Yang Wenzhong, an expert from the Yunnan Academy of Forestry during the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties of UN to Convention on Biological Diversity, or COP15, currently underway in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan province.
  • China is poised to take the role of global environmental leader
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    From a variety of animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms that make up our natural world, each of the species and microbes help to maintain balance in the world by working together in ecosystems. They form biodiversity, which supports everything humans need to survive, including food, clean water, medicine and shelter.
  • World Leaders Meet to Address Biodiversity Crisis, But U.S. Stays on Sidelines
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    World leaders moved forward this week with a global framework to stem the loss of biodiversity, but missing from the conversation was a critical potential partner-the United States.
  • World Leaders mobilise resources to combat biodiversity crisis and Build Back Better
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    Governments adopted a high-level declaration to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 and provide the political momentum needed to meet the targets of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. TRAFFIC is encouraged by the commitments made at the UN Biodiversity Conference 2020 in Kunming, China, but stressed that much more work needs to be done to translate these commitments into bold and transformative action on the ground.
  • China takes lead on global biodiversity solutions with ecological civilization: UNESCO representative
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    China is taking the lead in the world and is an excellent example to provide solutions on global biodiversity with the concept of ecological civilization, and there are no boundaries in bringing good concepts to the world which needs good ideas more than ever amid the global crises of biodiversity loss, climate change and land desertification, a UNESCO representative said Tuesday on the sidelines of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) being held in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province.
  • Eco-civilization illuminates path to sustainable future
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    At a time when the world is struggling to find ways to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss, China has provided a sound solution: the harmonious co-existence between mankind and nature. "All beings flourish when they live in harmony and receive nourishment from nature," said Chinese President Xi Jinping while addressing the leaders' summit of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15). "If we humanity do not fail nature, nature will not fail us. Ecological civilization represents the development trend of human civilization," he said. Xi's philosophical thinking on the relationship between mankind and nature serves as the guiding theory underpinning the country's sustainable development efforts, while shedding light on where human civilization should be headed.
  • 30×30 is not a one-size-fits-all biodiversity target (commentary)
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    The recently issued Kunming Declaration from the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference lays the foundation for the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) to be negotiated next year. Its stated goal is to reverse the extinction crisis and build an "ecological civilization," and it includes an important reference to a new proposed area-based target:
  • GLOBALink | Vlog: Plateau lake in Kunming, China regains luster as ecology prioritized
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    Dianchi Lake in Kunming used to be one of the most polluted lakes in China. After years of preservation, the largest freshwater lake on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau is regaining its lost luster.
  • France's Axa to invest 1.5 bln euros to fight deforestation
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    French insurer Axa said on Thursday it will invest 1.5 billion euros ($1.74 billion) to support sustainable forest management as part of new commitments to fight deforestation and preserve biodiversity. The announcement comes a day after more than 100 countries called for urgent action on biodiversity with the 'Kunming Declaration' in China.
  • CBD COP15 Part 1 Held Online, Kunming Declaration Adopted
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    Minister HAN Jeoung-ae introduced South Korea's carbon neutrality policies, including the Green New Deal during Part 1 of the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held virtually from 11 to 15 October.
  • UNEP head praises China's remarkable achievements on biodiversity conservation
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    China attaches great importance to guiding ideology, strategic planning and policy implementation of biodiversity conservation, which has seen remarkable achievements, said Inger Andersen, the executive director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
  • Expert hails president Xi's speech on biodiversity protections
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    Chinese President Xi Jinping has delivered a speech at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity from Beijing, showing the host country's manner and responsibility to the international community and paving the path for future global biodiversity governance.
  • Save biodiversity, save ourselves
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) is underway in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province. Due to human activities and climate change, much of the world's wildlife has been lost, and some rare species are facing extinction. It's time for us to save biodiversity and foster a shared community for man and nature.
  • Kunming Declaration, Ambitious Yet Feasible
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    The Kunming Declaration was adopted on October 14 at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province. A main achievement of this conference, the declaration commits to ensuring the formulation, adoption and implementation of an effective post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework to reverse the current loss of biodiversity and ensure that biodiversity is on the path to recovery by 2030, so as to fully meet the 2050 vision of living in harmony with nature.
  • The Amazon's biodiversity: The real winning lottery ticket
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    When Brazil's then president Luis da Silva announced the discovery of major oil deposits in 2008, he described it as the 'winning lottery ticket'. As the current incumbent attends the COP15 meeting on biodiversity, the real winning ticket and the key to securing the country's economic and environmental health lies not in those pre-salt deep water oil deposits, but in the heart of the Amazon rainforest.
  • COP15, présidence chinoise : la biodiversité, ce concept anticapitaliste
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    Octobre 2021, la Chine accueille et préside le quinzième sommet mondial de la COP pour la biodiversité. Moins connue que la COP pour le climat, cette convention ne doit pas être marginalisée ; elle est dans l'opinion de nombreux « défenseurs de l'environnement » cruciale. Pourtant, en raison de l'accent mis par l'occident capitaliste sur les seules questions climatiques et par un réductionnisme pour lui fort opportun, c'est la COP pour le climat qui monopolise le débat chez nous, comme appui possible pour tenter de soustraire les bourgeoisies à l'impératif de réelles politiques nationales pour enrayer la crise environnementale actuelle (dont le réchauffement climatique est un aspect en effet important).
  • China becomes strong supporter, contributor to global biodiversity agenda, says UN official
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity mentioned that China is among the first countries to become a party to the Convention on Biological Diversity
  • China's first seeds museum shows charm of biodiversity
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    China's first seeds museum shows the charm of biodiversity at the Fuligong Biodiversity Experience Park in Kunming city, Southwest China's Yunnan province. Walking into the museum, visitors can see a wall of seeds in 2,040 acrylic cylinders and bottles of seed hanging in the air.
  • GLOBALink | How national parks around the world protect biodiversity?
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    How national parks around the world protect biodiversity? What actions they are taking to restore the environment? Check the video and find out. #COP15
  • Vision of ecological civilization provides solutions for global crises
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    China's vision of ecological civilization, which has roots in traditional Chinese culture and stresses the harmonious coexistence of man and nature, provides solutions to address the global crises of climate change and biodiversity loss, officials said on Thursday.
  • The first part of the COP15 biodiversity ends
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    The first part of the COP15 biodiversity ends Friday, with the China's desired will to carry out international negotiations to better protect nature and some funding commitments. Source: https://pressfrom.info/ca/news/canada/-454907-the-first-part-of-the-cop15-biodiversity-ends.html
  • Funding, indigenous people key to success
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    This week's online summit Part One sets the stage for a decisive face-to-face meeting in April. Among the new targets is one advanced by the Campaign for Nature (CFN): protect 30 per cent of the world's land and marine areas by 2030. These should consist of protected areas and "other effective area-based conservation measures" (OECMs), such as territories inhabited by indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs). Although IPLCs comprise only six per cent of world population, the areas involved cover 85 per cent of those proposed for conservation.
  • Eco-civilization illuminates path to sustainable future
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    At a time when the world is struggling to find ways to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss, China has provided a sound solution: the harmonious co-existence between mankind and nature.
  • 'Path to recovery': Part one of COP15 closes with hopes high for new global biodiversity accord
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    UN declares virtual talks have set the stage for the adoption of an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework next year. The first phase of the COP15 Biodiversity Summit in Kunming, China closed today 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.
  • COP15: biodiversity summit in China ends with UN hailing 'renewed optimism'
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    The United Nations Biodiversity Conference in the Chinese city of Kunming closed on an upbeat note on Friday after a week that brought a joint commitment and pledges of funding to help countries put words into action.
  • UN biodiversity Conference: Biodiversity is our future
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    The first part of the UN Biodiversity Conference wraps up today. 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. This global biodiversity framework will provide a strategic vision and global roadmap for the conservation, protection, restoration and sustainable management of biodiversity and ecosystems for the next decade.
  • First part of COP15 exceeds anticipations; post-2020 framework will be better implemented: CBD executive secretary
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    The first part of the COP15 meeting in Kunming has met and exceeded expectations and is expected to provide a roadmap for the effective further negotiations of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) said on Friday, noting that with China taking the presidency of the conference, she looks forward to China's leadership as the world prepares for the second part of the conference next year and negotiates for the post-2020 framework.
  • Euronews debates how Europe and China should preserve biodiversity
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    The UN biodiversity summit in Kunming, China is underway in a context of extreme pressure on ecosystems across our planet. According to a WWF International report in 2018, there has been a 60% decline in global populations of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians since 1970. Today one million plant and animal species are at risk of extinction.
  • Businesses Urge World Leaders to Do More on Biodiversity
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    As the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) takes place remotely this month (October 11-15, 2021), chief executives of a number of major companies have signed an open letter from the Business for Nature coalition to world leaders, urging them to do more and to set more ambitious targets on biodiversity.
  • COP15 provides China with a chance to solidify its global leadership in promoting ecological civilization
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    After being postponed twice due to the coronavirus outbreak, with a 17-month delay, the first round of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) finally took place this week in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province, considered the most bio-diverse province in China.
  • CCTV+: Broadcasters' Joint Initiative on Protection of Biodiversity Launched
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    As the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) is being held in Kunming from October 11 to 15, the National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) of China, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Arab States Broadcasting Union, African Union of Broadcasting and European Broadcasting Union jointly announced the launch of Joint Initiative on Protection of Biodiversity on October 15.
  • Preventing biodiversity collapse critical to COP26 climate goals, say world leaders
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    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.
  • Danish envoy hails China's handling of wandering elephants
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    The political leadership of China, the presidency of the COP15, takes the biodiversity issue seriously so that it's important for the rest of the world to follow suit amid insufficient efforts to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, set up 10 years ago, the Ambassador of Denmark to China said at the sidelines of the COP 15 conference in Kunming on Tuesday.
  • UN summit sets stage for adoption of post-2020 biodiversity framework
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    With the participation of almost 2,918 delegates in Kunming and 2,478 connecting virtually, the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) closed on Friday, setting the stage for the adoption of an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework at the resumption of the meeting in spring 2022.
  • U.N. biodiversity talks end in China's Kunming with new funding pledges
    [released on: 15/10/2021]
    KUNMING, China (Reuters) - China, the European Union and Japan were among countries pledging to spend more on slowing down rapid species loss at talks this week in China to prepare for a new global biodiversity pact.