Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework adopted at COP15

A historic biodiversity agreement was reached on Monday at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Montreal, Canada.

"The package is adopted," the president of the COP15 and China's minister of ecology and environment, Huang Runqiu, declared at a plenary session in Montreal, sparking loud applause from delegates.

The biodiversity agreement, entitled Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, aims at reversing biodiversity loss and setting the world on path of recovery. All parties have agreed on key issues, including goals and targets, resource mobilization and Digital Sequence Information, or DSI, under the framework.

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