China News Agency, Montreal, December 6th (Reporter Yu Ruidong) "Everything is ready, only the east wind." Before the opening of the second phase of the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15), the chairman of the conference Huang Runqiu, Minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, told the media in Montreal, Canada on December 6 that the agenda and preparatory work for the meeting are now ready, and all parties involved in the meeting have shown their commitment to promote the "post-2020 global biodiversity framework" strong will.
The second phase of COP15 is scheduled to be held in Montreal, where the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is located, from December 7 to 19, with the goal of reaching a "post-2020 global biodiversity framework".
Huang Runqiu said at the first press conference of the conference that the prosperity of ecology leads to the prosperity of civilization, and the decline of ecology leads to the decline of civilization.
The earth's ecosystem is currently facing an unprecedented crisis, and the threat to global biodiversity continues to deteriorate.
Once again, human beings stand at the crossroads of biodiversity conservation.
All parties to the Convention and stakeholders are eager to take urgent action to find the right path and find effective answers with human courage, wisdom and reason, so as to effectively respond to the challenge of the global biodiversity crisis and reverse the loss of biodiversity as soon as possible. situation.
Huang Runqiu said frankly that for the multilateral negotiation process involving 196 parties, differences are inevitable. The current difficulties and challenges in the negotiation mainly include the following aspects: how to seek the balance of protection, sustainable use, and benefit sharing Coordination to ensure the achievement of a "framework" that is both ambitious and pragmatic is still a challenge; in order to ensure the realization of the goals of the "framework", there is still a large gap in funding needs, and there are still differences in funding mechanisms; various parties focus on the digital sequence of genetic resources Discussions on access to information (DSI) and its benefit-sharing have made considerable progress, but many technical and policy issues remain to be resolved.
He said that as the chairman, in addition to the general procedural arrangements of the conference, he will further promote in four aspects: host high-level meetings, seek high-level promotion, and reach consensus; for key issues, in a transparent, fair, and party-driven manner Carry out targeted dialogue and consultation; ensure the broad participation of various stakeholders; continuously optimize and adjust the meeting agenda according to the negotiation process.
He expects all parties and stakeholders to show the greatest sincerity, demonstrate the greatest flexibility, seek the greatest common denominator, and promote the conclusion of the "Framework".
Huang Runqiu also introduced that since China assumed the presidency of COP15, overcoming the impact of the new crown epidemic, China has been promoting the process of the COP15 conference with the highest political will and the strongest actions, and responding to the expectations of the international community with practical actions.
China will continue to spare no effort to play its leading role and do its utmost to promote and coordinate all parties to reach the greatest consensus and adopt the "Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework" at the second phase meeting.