Expert Panel on Biodiversity Framework: need for ambition and implementation

A biodiversity agreement entitled "Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework" was reached on December 19 at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Montreal, Canada. The framework includes four goals and 23 targets to address the loss of biodiversity and restore natural ecosystems by 2030. 

Focusing on the topics, such as whether the "30 by 30" goal (to protect at least 30% of the planet's land and oceans by 2030) is not ambitious enough, how to implement financial assistance to developing countries (increase to at least $20 billion annually by 2025 of the money that goes to developing countries), and how indigenous peoples can better participate in global biodiversity conservation, CGTN invited Peng Kui, program manager at the Global Environment Institute, Terry Townshend, advisor to the Paulson Institute and Isabel Hilton, founder and senior advisor of China Dialogue, to talk about these key issues in the framework. 

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