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UN Biodiversity Conference: Final day highlights October 14,2021   |  Source: IISD

The second and final day of the high-level segment of the UN Biodiversity Conference included two ministerial roundtable discussions held in parallel and the high-level closing plenary.

Highlights of the day included:

-- The adoption of the Kunming Declaration, stressing that putting biodiversity on a path to recovery is a defining challenge of this decade, requiring strong political momentum to adopt an ambitious post-2020 global biodiversity framework (GBF);

-- A roundtable discussion on biodiversity and sustainable development, highlighting the links between biodiversity, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and climate change; and

-- A roundtable discussion on knowledge, innovation, and benefit-sharing, stressing the need for capacity building, data sharing, and technology transfer to ensure that the transformational change leaves no one behind.

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