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EU Commissioner: China should support marine protected area

The EU and China have agreed to work more closely together in the run-up to the UN conference on biodiversity, with EU Environment and Oceans Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius calling on China to join a group of countries supporting the establishment of a large-scale marine protected area in the Southern Ocean, according to a statement following talks between Sinkevičius and Chinese Environment Minister Huang Runqiu. In view of the Commission’s forthcoming legislative proposal on deforestation, the EU had expressed interest in working with China to promote sustainable, deforestation-free supply chains worldwide.

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