Blue skies over Kunming reflect the optimism voiced at the end of the COP15 biodiversity summit. Photo: Xinhua
Blue skies over Kunming reflect the optimism voiced at the end of the COP15 biodiversity summit. Photo: Xinhua

COP15: biodiversity summit in China ends with UN hailing ‘renewed optimism’

  • Chinese Environment Minister Huang Runqiu urges countries to ‘maintain this valuable spirit of cooperation’
  • Conference yielded a joint pledge to reverse loss of animal and plant species by 2030, and a US$230 million donation by China to a biodiversity fund

Topic |   Climate change
Blue skies over Kunming reflect the optimism voiced at the end of the COP15 biodiversity summit. Photo: Xinhua
Blue skies over Kunming reflect the optimism voiced at the end of the COP15 biodiversity summit. Photo: Xinhua
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