19 December 2022
BRICS YEA observed the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal
On December 12-18, 2022, BRICS Youth Energy Agency observed the historic UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montreal, Canada.
Convened under UN auspices, chaired by China, and hosted by Canada, the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity adopted the “Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” (GBF), including four goals and 23 targets for achievement by 2030.
Among the global targets for 2030: Effective conservation of 30% of Earth’s lands, oceans, coastal areas, inland waters; Reduction by $500 billion of annual harmful government subsidies; Reduction of food waste in half.
BRICS YEA representative Ms Darina Elizarova followed the event on the ground in Montreal, Canada, also representing MGIMO-University as an observer to the official talks.