California Speaks Up for Global Biodiversity in China

California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot contributed this statement at the first part of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity’s 15th Conference of Parties (COP15 part 1)! This event was a direct result of dozens of California nonprofits coming together to ask California to lead on the global stage — a campaign spearheaded by PAJE.

California has the potential to become a bold leader for biodiversity action around the world — which can in turn reinforce and increase action in our state.

COP 15 part 1 took place in China, with many parties and observers submitting video statements. Part 2 will take place in China in spring/summer 2022 — we hope to see California represented in person!