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World News: The High-Level Segment of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) closed today with the adoption of the Kunming Declaration, Vision of “Living in Harmony with Nature.” October 15,2021   |  Source: CBD

• Kunming Declaration demonstrates global commitment for ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework
• President Xi Jinping announces 1.5-billion-yuan commitment to establish the Kunming Biodiversity Fund
• GEF, UNDP and UNEP commitment to fast-track support to governments to prepare and update their NBSAPs and national financing plans for implementation of post-2020 framework
• Several countries announced increased international funding to support biodiversity
• Participation of UN Secretary-General, 9 Heads of State, HRH the Prince of Wales, and 99 ministers committing to global biodiversity agenda.
• Inspiring remarks from Youth, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities and other stakeholders demonstrated wide-spread commitment to action for nature.

Montreal/Kunming, 13 October 2021 – The High-Level Segment of the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP-15) closed today with the adoption of the Kunming Declaration, where Parties to the Convention committed to develop, adopt and implement an effective post-2020 global biodiversity framework that would biodiversity put on a path to recovery by 2030 at the latest, towards the full realization of the 2050 Vision of “Living in Harmony with Nature.” Critically, the framework would also include provision of

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