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News article12 January 2022

China to host in-person COP 15 in April

Following a first virtual session in October last year, the Chinese city of Kunming is set to host the second in-person session of the UN biodiversity summit in April.

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The Chinese city of Kunming is set to host the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 15) on 25 April – 8 May 2022. This will the second part of the summit – the first part, which involved virtual meetings, was held on 11-15 October 2021. The second part of the conference will resume discussion of agenda items considered essential for the continuation of the operations of the Convention.

Signed by 150 government leaders at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, the Convention on Biological Diversity is dedicated to promoting sustainable development. Conceived as a practical tool for translating the principles of the UN’s Agenda 21 for sustainable development into reality, the Convention recognises that biological diversity is about more than plants, animals and microorganisms and their ecosystems – it is about people and our need for food security, medicines, fresh air and water, shelter, and a clean and healthy environment in which to live.

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Publication date
12 January 2022