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BRIEF March 7, 2022

Workshop on Kunming COP15 and Beyond

On March 7, 2022, Junghong Chang, Executive Director for China and Richard Montgomery, Executive Director for the United Kingdom hosted a virtual workshop on "Biodiversity- Kunming COP15 and Beyond". 

This workshop focused on the progress and expected outcome of the Kunming COP15 and World Bank Group's role in supporting biodiversity. The Kunming COP15 is expected to set the global framework to mitigate and reverse biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation for the next decade. As the Phase I meeting delivered part of the expected outcomes in October 2021, parties are working intensively with an aim to conclude negotiation on the Post-2020 Global Diversity Framework by the Phase II meeting in the first half of 2022.

Opening Remarks
Junhong Chang, World Bank Group Executive Director for P.R. China
Manuela V. Ferro, Regional Vice President, East Asia and Pacific, The World Bank

Keynote Speaker 
King Liu, Deputy Director General, Deparment of Nature and Ecology Conservation, Ministry of Ecology and Environment 

Martin Raiser, Country Director for China and Mongolia, and Director for Korea, The World Bank

Juergen Voegele, Vice President for Sustainable Development, The World Bank
Zhijun Cheng, Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance, P.R. China
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, GEF CEO and Chairperson

Closing Remarks
Richard Montgomery, Executive Director for the United Kingdom, The World Bank




Elephants in their ecosystem
Video of the Workshop on Kunming COP15 and Beyond - March 7, 2022