Kunming, Yunnan province, has been decorated with flower clusters, landscaping and lighting to welcome the opening of COP15 in October 2021. [Photo by Hu Hu Yunlong and Xu Jun/chinadaily.com.cn]

The second phase of the United Nations’ negotiations over the world’s new biodiversity conservation goals through 2030, known as COP 15, has been relocated from the Chinese city of Kunming to Montreal, Canada according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. The meeting is scheduled for Dec 5 to 17.

The decision was reached following joint consultation between the Chinese and Canadian governments and secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, a media release from the ministry said on Tuesday.

Montreal is where the secretariat is based.

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