President von der Leyen's speech at the closing session of the EU Green Week 2020

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Congratulations to the organisers of the 2020 European Green Week for a very successful edition. You have built a fantastic program. I would like to thank everyone who has been involved. It makes the closing of this year's Green Week the opening of a new chapter.

This European week takes place as we are paving the way to Kunming. We need and we want a successful outcome of the global biodiversity negotiations. 

Until not so long ago, biodiversity loss was discussed by a minority of devoted conservationists. Today, we all understand it is a very serious subject for everyone: Young people and students have understood: biodiversity is at the heart of their future and the future of our planet. The most active ones are mobilising and rallying the other generations.

Read the full speech given by President von der Leyen at the closing session of the EU Green Week 2020. 

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