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UN conference adopts ‘Cancun Declaration,’ ramping up efforts to protect world’s biodiversity

UN conference adopts ‘Cancun Declaration,’ ramping up efforts to protect world’s biodiversity

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by December 13, 2016 Pacific News, Regional News

 

More than 190 countries at a major United Nations conference in Mexico have pledged to step up efforts to integrate biodiversity into the policies of their forests, fisheries, tourism and agriculture sectors.

On 3 December, countries adopted the Cancun Declaration, named after the Mexican city where the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), known as ‘COP13,’ is being held. The Declaration represents an unprecedented recognition from the international community that biodiversity protection must involve different governmental and economic sectors and not just environment ministries. We’re sorry. You don't have permission to access this page. Please sign up to have full access to this page.

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