No new EU biodiversity funds on the table at Nagoya

Environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Thursday decided the EU will not be able to commit new funds for preserving biodiversity at global UN talks next week. They also adopted conclusions on December’s UN climate conference in Cancun.

Speaking for the EU’s Belgian presidency after the meeting, Flemish environment minister Joke Schauvliege said that at next week’s biodiversity summit in Nagoya, Japan, delegates must agree to a future process for the increased mobilisation of financial resources. Ministers reconfirmed the EU headline target of halting biodiversity loss by 2020.

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