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Canada The "Kunming Declaration" on biodiversity was adopted

12:25  13 october  2021
12:25  13 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

The first part of the COP15 biodiversity ends

 The first part of the COP15 biodiversity ends © str in the conference center where the cop15 takes place in Kunming, China, October 11, 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. The COP15 biodiversity must lead to a global framework to safeguard ecosystems - which provide drinking water, air, food, raw materials - by 2030, with the objective of "living in harmony with nature" in 2050.

KUNMING, China, Oct 13 (Reuters) - More than 100 countries pledged on Wednesday to put the protection of habitats at the heart of their government decision-making but they stopped short of committing to specific targets to curb mass extinctions. Chinese Environment Minister Huang Runqiu told delegates to a U.N. Biodiversity Conference in the city of Kunming that the declaration they adopted was a document of political will not a binding international agreement. The Kunming Declaration calls for "urgent and integrated action" to reflect biodiversity considerations in all sectors

" The Kunming Declaration , due to be adopted at the meeting, is a critical opportunity" for leaders to send a sign that they are committed to "securing a transformational outcome," said Lin. She told DW that the new draft must "include a clear and measurable global goal for nature." While WWF supports the 30% land and oceans plan, she highlighted how "the lack of a milestone to halve the footprint of production and consumption by 2030 is very concerning."

World-Biodiversity /: The "Kunming Declaration" on biodiversity was adopted

by David Stanway

Kunming, China, 13 October (Reuters) - representatives of More than a hundred countries have adopted Wednesday the "Kunming Declaration" on the protection of biodiversity in the world, has announced the Chinese Minister of the Environment, Huang Runqiu.

This non-binding text adopted at the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity (COP15) in Kunming translates "the political will of all parties to send to the international community a strong message of determination and unity in the field of the biodiversity, "he said.

Alsace: Two gigantic fish passes will be built on the Rhine

 Alsace: Two gigantic fish passes will be built on the Rhine Two gigantic fish passes will be built in the Bas-Rhin on the French river © Frederick Florin / AFP Illustration. The Gambsheim fish pass on the Rhine. Environment - Two gigantic fish passes will be constructed in the Bas-Rhin on the French river they will count among the largest in Europe . Two gigantic fish passes will be built in the Bas-Rhin on the French river bank. All for the coquette sum of 80 million euros, said Wednesday the State Secretariat for biodiversity.

China wants the " Kunming Declaration " to be agreed by all parties ahead of delayed "COP 15" biodiversity talks due to take place in October in the southwestern city of Kunming, with the aim of sealing a new global treaty. The "zero draft" of the declaration, published on the official website of the U.N The document also calls on parties to "mainstream" biodiversity protection in decisionmaking, and recognise the importance of conservation in protecting human health - a prominent theme among China's leaders in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been blamed on wildlife trading

Adoption of the framework is expected to take place at Part Two of the conference in April/May of 2022. Part one will see the Government of China assume its role as president of the Conference of the Parties (COP). The High-Level Segment, planned for the 12 and 13 October, will see the adoption of the Nature-based contributions to global climate change mitigation efforts of least 10 GtCO2e per year, and that all mitigation and adaptation efforts avoid negative impacts on biodiversity . Redirecting, repurposing, reforming or eliminating incentives harmful for biodiversity in a just and equitable way

politicians, scientists and experts are gathered in the Chinese city or videoconferencing to try to provide a concerted and concrete answer to the collapse of biodiversity, while the rhythm of disappearance of animal and plant species has never been As high for ten million years.

The Kunming Declaration calls for international actors to act "urgently and integrated" to transform all sectors from the global economy taking into account the imperative of species preservation.

But it leaves aside critical issues such as funding for nature protection in poor countries or the establishment of biodiversity-friendly supply chains.

regularly pointed, at the heart of many traffic of endangered species such as ivory elephants or rhinoceros horns, China announced Tuesday the creation of a fund with 200 million euros to help protect protection biodiversity in developing countries.

The President Xi Jinping, who imposed in the Declaration his concept of "ecological civilization", also promised the creation of a new natural park of 230,000 km2 which will cover the latest habitats of the Grand Panda, Tiger and Leopard, but Also the sources of the Yangtze Kiang river. (French version Tangi Salaün, edited by Blandine Hénault)

Waste in the sea after the floods: elected Marseilles denounce "an ecocide" .
© Nicolas Tucat / AFP A beach of southern Marseille covered with dehnes on October 5, 2021. After the heavy rains that have fallen on Marseille , the elected officials of the city have pointed a pure disaster the environment while numerous waste broke into the sea.

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