Xi Jinping to deliver COP 15 keynote speech
The United Nations (UN) meeting on biodiversity takes place this week in the southwestern Chinese city Kunming. It will be 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.
Chinese President Xi Jinping will on Tuesday (Oct 12) attend via video link the leaders’ summit of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) and deliver a keynote speech.
On 8 October 2021, China’s State Council Information Office released a white paper on Biodiversity Conservation in China, ahead of a key UN meeting to be held in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known as COP15, will be convened in two phases. The first segment will run from Monday to Friday, when most of the international guests will be taking part virtually. The second part is scheduled for next April-May also in Kunming City.
The full text of China’s white paper, Biodiversity Conservation in China, is available at the following link: https://www.chinadailyhk.com/article/242175
or at http://download.china.cn/en/doc/Fulltext.docx (as Word document)
SOURCE: SCIO / China Daily, Monday, October 11, 2021.