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Sharm El Sheikh makes biodiversity history

Today saw the official opening of the UN's Conference on Biodiversity (COP14), the Cartagena Protocol (COPMOP9) and the Nagoya Protocol (COPMOP3).

In a fun-filled event which saw Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi give an opening address the fourteenth conference of parties on Biodiversity was officially opened. It will be two weeks of debate, decision making, and hopefully conclude with a firm strategy to tackle the degradation and loss of the world’s natural resources.

José Octavio Tripp Villanueva, Ambassador of Mexico to Egypt, and representing the presidency of COP13 highlighted the successes coming from the previous COP, but he tempered his message, saying there is still much to be done.

“We need to set a path for a strategic plan for post-2020 – to be adopted in China in two years. Together we can achieve Agenda 20030 and the Aichi targets. Now it is Egypt’s turn – we wish them every success,” said Villanueva.

The sentiments of the previous days High-Level Segment…

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