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UN holds first-ever biodiversity summit
30 Sep 2020 -  The United Nations hosted the first-ever biodiversity summit at the 75th General Assembly on 30 September.    Speaking virtually, world leaders aimed to mobilize concrete action to stem the decline of the planet’s biodiversity and build political momentum for the Convention on Biodiversity’s Conference of the Parties being held next year in Kunming, China.  A separate event focused on the current pandemic as leaders urgently called for support for the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. The ACT-Accelerator, which was launched in April to bring about a large-scale coordinated response to the global crisis, needs $35 billion to mount an end-to-end solution at the scale and speed required to save lives and livelihoods, and ultimately help the world recover and rebuild from the devastating pandemic. 
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