UN Convention on Biological Diversity

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 12th June 2020.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if the Government will take steps to negotiate a deal at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity which recognises the importance of protecting Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered species.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The UK’s objective for 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity is to agree a framework that spurs action and the transformative changes needed for halting and reversing global biodiversity loss.

We will promote ambitious and practical targets, including targets to enhance ecosystem resilience and species recovery, supported by strengthened implementation mechanisms that are consummate with the scale of the challenge.

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