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COP15: Kunming-Montreal global biodiversity framework passed

After some tough negotiations, the member states of the COP15 Biodiversity Conference under the Chinese presidency adopted an agreement on global species conservation. Chinese Environment Minister Huang Runqiu declared the “Kunming-Montreal” agreement adopted on Monday night in the Canadian city. Among other things, it stipulates that member states must declare around 30 percent of the earth’s land and sea area as protected areas (“30 x 30”) by 2030.

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