▷ Xinhua Silk Road: After the Kunming Declaration is passed, environmental experts urge …


02.11.2021 – 13:47

Xinhua Silk Road Information Service

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Environmental experts urged all parties involved to take action following the “Kunming Declaration” at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, held in Kunming, southwest China’s Yunnan Province in mid-October “had been adopted.

In the declaration, the parties undertake to ensure the formulation, adoption and implementation of an effective global framework for biodiversity after 2020 in order to reverse the current loss of biodiversity and ensure that biodiversity is on the path to recovery by 2030 at the latest . This is based on the vision of living completely in harmony with nature by 2050.

Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO and chairman of the Global Environment Facility, previously told Xinhua that the Kunming Declaration would significantly advance the climate and nature conservation agenda.

“The Kunming Declaration will not only help us to arouse ambition in the complex negotiations, it will also make a significant contribution to reducing the gap between climate protection and nature conservation,” said Rodriguez.

“We need a more integrated approach. COP15 and the Kunming Declaration will help us move the integration agenda forward,” said Rodriguez.

“The Kunming Declaration shows that countries are aware of the problem. The loss of biodiversity equates to the climate crisis, but action is needed now. We need to set and agree the real goals,” said James Roth, senior vice president for global politics and government affairs for Conservation International, previously with Xinhua.

“The global community must act together to fill the biodiversity funding gap. Hopefully, China’s funding commitment will encourage other countries to fill the dramatic funding gap,” he said, adding: “In addition, the expansion of protected areas in China should be an incentive for other countries to follow suit. “

Countries have reached a ministerial consensus that biodiversity loss and other catastrophic trends “pose an existential threat to our society, culture, prosperity and planet,” he said, adding, “This is an intrepid and alarming statement that must be understood as a wake-up call. “

The Kunming Declaration links biodiversity to people’s health and well-being, he said. “We cannot see biodiversity as something that has nothing to do with our lives. When areas with rich biodiversity are at risk, all of human civilization will suffer.”

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