The 15 participating countries of the UN Conference on Biodiversity (COP15) in Montreal signed a global agreement to conserve biodiversity, which, among other things, provides for the restoration of 30 terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
Also, the Ukrainian delegation reached important environmental agreements with partner countries, reports Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources on Telegram.
Simultaneously with COP15, the 10th meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on biosafety and the 4th meeting of the Nagoya protocol on access to genetic resources and the equitable sharing of their use took place.
The participants of COP15 agreed by 2030:
- restore 30 terrestrial and marine ecosystems;
- undertook to defend at least 30 land, coastal areas and oceans of the planet. Now they are under protection 17 sushi and 8 maritime territories;
- to halve the amount of food waste in the world;
- to mobilize at least $ 200 billion per year from public and private sources to finance biodiversity protection activities;
- reduce risks from pesticides at least by 50 to 2030 year ;
- reduce the risks of pollution and the negative impact of pollution from all sources to 2030 year to levels that will not harm biodiversity and ecosystems.
The message noted that the delegation of Ukraine, headed by the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Ruslan Strilets, took an active part in the work of the conference.
"During meetings and meetings, the delegation of Ukraine repeatedly emphasized the loss of biodiversity that our state is suffering as a result of military aggression by the Russian Federation, and called for international assistance to overcome these consequences," the press service of the Ministry of Environment emphasized.
The authors noted that thanks to this it was possible to:
- agree with the USA on the coordination of the implementation of Ukrainian legislation in the field of ecosystem services;
- enlist the support of Finland in the field of reconstruction of educational institutions and creation of ecological housing for communities affected by the war;
- agree with Turkiye on launching an initiative to preserve and protect the Black Sea;
- to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Canada in the field of environmental protection.
Earlier, EcoPolitic wrote, that the Secretariat of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) will consider the possibility of cooperation with Ukraine in the field post-war environmental restoration, water policy, chemical safety and air pollution.
As EcoPolitic previously reported, the participants of the Climate Summit COP27 agreed on strengthening the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions until 2026 and the creation of a Fund for financing losses and damages from climate change. According to the results of COP27, a lot has been achieved progress in adaptation to climate change.