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Historic agreement reached on biodiversity

More than 190 States reached a historic agreement this Monday in Montreal, Canada, to prevent the destruction of biodiversity and its resources, essential for humanity.

At the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), countries agreed on a roadmap aimed, in particular, at protecting 30% of the planet by 2030 and releasing USD 30 billion (about EUR 28 billion ) in annual conservation aid to developing countries.

After four years of difficult negotiations, 10 days and a night of diplomatic marathon, more than 190 States reached an agreement under the aegis of China, which chairs the COP15, despite opposition from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

This “pact of peace with nature” called “Kunming-Montreal agreement” aims to protect lands, oceans and species from pollution, degradation and climate crisis.

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