World Wildlife Fund (WWF) International has called on China to demonstrate global leadership to reverse biodiversity loss and secure a nature-positive world by 2030, as time is running out to save the planet's ecosystem.
"We are the last generation that can take meaningful actions to secure the future of the planet and humanity," Li Lin, director of Global Policy and Advocacy at WWF International, told Xinhua in a recent interview.
China will host the first part of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15) in Kunming, Yunnan Province, in October to push forward the formulation of a post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
As the host country of the upcoming COP15, China needs to "show leadership" to realize "a carbon neutral and healthy future for all life on Earth," Li said.
Li stressed that the world needs multilateralism more than ever before to address the unprecedented nature and climate crisis.
Produced by Xinhua Global Service