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Ministers, delegates pool wisdom on biodiversity conservation at UN conference

Akif Ozkaldi

Speakers at a key United Nations biodiversity meeting, described biodiversity and ecosystem-based approaches as essential to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), related goals for climate change, and food security. Akif Ozkaldi, Turkish Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Akif Ozkaldi, Turkish Vice Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, described biodiversity as a global responsibility requiring all governments to fully ...

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Papua New Guinea PM solicits financial support for biodiversity conservation

James Marape

Papua New Guinean (PNG) Prime Minister, James Marape, on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 called for financial support to help the Island country preserve its rainforests otherwise known as “lungs of the planet’’. James Marape, Papua New Guinean (PNG) Prime Minister Marape said this in his speech via video at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ...

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Costa Rican president says biodiversity conservation promotes economy

Carlos Alvarado Quesada

Preserving biodiversity would not only ease climate crises but become “a win for people and our economies,” President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, said Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Costa Rican president, Carlos Alvarado Quesada “As we are facing the devastating consequences of COVID-19; we must think beyond the present and put nature in the centre of our economies,’’ he ...

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International Youth Day: Building momentum for climate action

Pramisha Thapaliya

The International Youth Day, observed on Thursday, August 12, 2021, celebrated the important contribution of young people in tackling global challenges including climate change, biodiversity conservation and unsustainable food production. Pramisha Thapaliya, youth leader in the UN Food Systems summit The theme of this year’s International Youth Day, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health,” acknowledges the need for ...

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Germany invests over €600m in developing countries to curb climate change

Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter

The German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU) investments in international climate projects is said to have reached a record high. In 2020, the BMU supported a total of 385 ongoing and new projects in developing countries and emerging economies with €601.2 million under the International Climate Initiative (IKI). Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, German Parliamentary State Secretary In 2019, investments totalled €467 million and some ...

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Role of CBOs in conservation underlined as Gashaka Biodiversity Support Initiative is launched

Gashaka-Gumti-National-Park

Communities across Nigeria have been called upon to appreciate and support biodiversity conservation efforts within their areas to ensure the sustenance of projects that would offer them immense socioeconomic and environmental benefits if properly nurtured and protected. The Gashaka Gumti National Park The Director General, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, who made the call gave an assurance that ...

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