The Heat: UN Biodiversity Conference

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This week, leaders attending the United Nations Biodiversity Conference in Kunming, China pledged to reverse biodiversity loss by 2030 and agreed to a framework to protect threatened habitats. The Kunming Declaration is not legally binding but sends a strong message to the world. The meeting also included a donation from Chinese President Xi Jinping of $230-million dollars to support biodiversity protection in developing countries.

Joining the discussion:

  • Dianna Cohen is the co-founder and CEO of Plastic Pollution Coalition.
  • Kevin Koenig is the climate and energy director with Amazon Watch.
  • Michael K. Dorsey is a recognized expert on global energy, finance and sustainability matters.
  • Changhua Wu is the executive director of the Professional Association for China’s Environment.

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