COP15: China’s Xi Jinping pledges US$232m for new fund to protect world biodiversity

China will donate 1.5 billion yuan (US$232.5 million) to set up a new fund to help developing countries conserve biodiversity, President Xi Jinping has pledged at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15).“China will take the lead and contribute 1.5 billion yuan to set up the Kunming Biodiversity Fund to support biodiversity development of developing countries,” Xi told the conference via video link on Tuesday. “China calls for and welcomes all parties to contribute and support…


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