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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): COP15: the international biodiversity conference

Environment and Climate Change Committee
COP15: the international biodiversity conference

Tuesday 29 June 2021

Start times: 9.30am (private) 10.00am (public)


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China Minister speaks to Lords Committee about COP15 goals

Minister Yang Xiaoguang, Minister and First Staff Member at the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland will speak to the House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee about the People’s Republic of China’s approach as hosts of the COP15 Presidency. 

Minister Yang will be asked what China's goals are for COP15 and how the Chinese Presidency is promoting coordination between COP15 and COP26.

The committee will hear also (at 11.15am) from a second panel who will explore links between the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other international agreements which could influence the success of the CBD and COP15 in particular. 

Meeting details

At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Inquiry COP15: the international biodiversity conference
Minister and First Staff Member at Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
At 11.15am: Oral evidence
Inquiry COP15: the international biodiversity conference
Deputy Executive Secretary at Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat
Head of International Advocacy at WWF UK
Lead, Sustainable Trade with the Economic Law and Policy Program at International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Principal Researcher and Team Leader (Biodiversity) and Chair, IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group (SULi) at International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
At 12.30pm: Private discussion
Inquiry COP15: the international biodiversity conference

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)