UN biodiversity summit delayed again by Covid-19, now scheduled for October

UN biodiversity summit delayed again by Covid-19, now scheduled for October

The Straits Times - World·2021-03-21 15:05

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - A UN biodiversity summit, held up as the chance to strike a global agreement to protect the planet's plants, animals and ecosystems, has been delayed for a second time, the organisers said on Friday (March 19).

The event will now take place from Oct 11-24 in Kunming, China, the United Nations said in a statement, citing the Covid-19 pandemic as the cause of the delay. The summit had been originally scheduled for October 2020, before the pandemic pushed it back to May 2021.

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