Historic biodiversity agreement reached at UN conference


              Members of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network demonstrate in the halls of the convention center at the COP15 UN conference on biodiversity in Montreal, on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Maria Susana Muhamad Gonzalez, Environment Minister of Colombia speaks to reporters at the COP15, the UN Biodiversity Conference, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              European Commissioner for the Environment Virginijus Sinkevieius speaks to reporters at the COP15, the UN Biodiversity Conference, in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping makes a video address at the opening of the high level segment at the COP15 biodiversity conference, in Montreal, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Delegates take souvenir photos during a snowfall outside the convention centre at the COP15 UN conference on biodiversity in Montreal, Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.  (Paul Chiasson /The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Canada walks into a delegate negotiating room at the COP 15 the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              A United Nations security officer opens the door for a delegate into a negotiating room at the COP 15 the UN Biodiversity Conference in Montreal, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)
            
              The head table gets set to open the high level segment at the COP15 biodiversity conference, in Montreal, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
            Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the Conference of Biological Diversity, left to right, Huang Runqiu President of the COP 15 and Minister of Ecology and Environment of China listens as Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, speaks during a press conference at the COP 15 summit on biodiversity, in Montreal, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022.  (Peter McCabe /The Canadian Press via AP)
Historic biodiversity agreement reached at UN conference