The logo for the 2020 United Nations Conference on biological diversity was officially released in Beijing on January 9th. The Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity, themed “Ecological Civilization — Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth”, will be held in 2020 in the southwestern city of Kunming.
Li Ganjie, the Minister of the Ecology and Environment, and Ms. Elizabeth Morema, acting executive secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (hereinafter referred to as the Convention), were both present at the logo’s release. Li Ganjie pointed out that the logo, which is composed of different elements in the shape of a “water drop”, integrates traditional Chinese culture and various natural symbols, fully embodies biodiversity and cultural diversity, conforms to the theme of the conference, and perfectly interprets the 2050 vision of harmonious coexistence of humanity and nature found in the Convention and in global ecological civilization. The minister also reaffirmed that the Chinese government will actively promote the preparation of COP15 and work with the Convention Secretariat and other parties concerned to hold a successful and landmark conference of the parties.
Ms. Morema thanked China for its great efforts to prepare for COP15. She pointed out that the logo had distinct Chinese characteristics and corresponded to the theme of the conference. It is believed that the success of the conference will encourage all countries to take necessary measures to strengthen the protection of biological diversity and jointly build a bright future of harmonious coexistence between man and nature.
The COP15 is themed “Ecological Civilization — Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth” and will be held in 2020 in the southwestern city of Kunming.