Thank you Mr chair.
I am Japanese youth from a group Biodiversity on the Brink.
We think it is essential that biodiversity loss be halted as soon as
It is of crucial importance that the time frame “by 2020”
should refer to halt the loss of biodiversity.
Because once biodiversity is lost, it is almost impossible to
Moreover, the loss of biodiversity is an urgent threat that affects
every one of us, especially future generations.
We and 30 million species cannot wait anymore, and we need strong and
We strongly support the mission to read as the following:
Take effective and urgent action to halt by 2020 the loss of
biodiversity, in order to ensure… and so on.
We ask for parties’ support on our proposal.