China pledges US$233 million to global biodiversity fund

By Laure Fillon / Poornima Weerasekara

China on Tuesday pledged to inject US$233 million into a new fund to protect biodiversity in developing countries during a key UN conservation summit, despite disagreements among major donors on the initiative.

Jezebel butterfly extracting nectar from a recently bloomed bauhinia flower on Lantau Island. File Photo: Jonas Kelsch.

Beijing — the world’s biggest polluter — has sought to play a more prominent role internationally on biodiversity conservation in recent years.


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