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December 4, 2016. Ecology

CEMEX Reaffirms its Commitment to Biodiversity Protection in the COP13

CEMEX participated in the 2016 Business and Biodiversity Forum – Mainstreaming Biodiversity: Opportunities for Businesses, focused on integrating biodiversity into the planning and operation of productive sectors including conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in business plans

CEMEX announced its participation in the thirteenth reunion of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP13), held in Cancun, Mexico, during December. Within the framework of the Conference, CEMEX reiterated its active role in protecting the biodiversity in our planet through the signing of the Cancun Business and Biodiversity Pledge.

During the Forum, Juan Romero, President of CEMEX Mexico, signed on behalf of the company the mentioned pledge by which CEMEX joins other signatory companies in the pursuit of concrete actions that deliver solutions for the conservation of biodiversity, its sustainable use, and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from genetic resources.

Comprised of 196 countries, the Conference of the Parties is the highest governing body of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. In its thirteenth edition, about ten thousand participants, including representatives of the countries parties, observer countries, international organizations and others interested met to negotiate agreements and commitments that give impulse to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

 

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