Chinese leader Xi Jinping today called for consensus on better global species conservation in a video message to participants at the United Nations Conference on Biodiversity in Montreal, Canada.

Xi Jinping said that the good condition of the world's ecosystem is vital to the prosperity of civilization.

"We need to accelerate the process of protecting biological diversity, turn ambition into action, support developing countries in building their capacity and coordinate our efforts to tackle climate change, biodiversity loss and other global issues." , reported DPA.

We need to work together to reach an agreement and set targets and create processes to protect biodiversity, he added.

Negotiations at the Fifteenth United Nations Conference on Biodiversity in Canada have entered their final stage.

At the forum, which will last until December 19, most participating countries are represented at ministerial level.

The conference was originally planned to be held in China in 2020, but due to the covid pandemic, it was postponed and split into two parts.

The first was held last October mostly online in Kunming, southwest China.

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China wants to deepen international dialogue on biodiversity conservation, Xi said.

Through the Green Development Fund, which is part of China's "One Belt One Road" global infrastructure initiative, Beijing wants to help developing countries raise the issue of biodiversity conservation to a new level, he added.

In his speech, the Chinese leader also highlighted the efforts his country is making, but critics complain that protecting nature and the environment in the world's second-largest economy is insufficient and usually takes a backseat to economic development.



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