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Call for conversing biodiversity

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  • 13 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Call for conversing biodiversity

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Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin has said as a biodiversity-rich country, people of Bangladesh traditionally conserve biodiversity from generations to generations.

“But, their willing force has been jeopardised due to different natural disasters caused by frequent climate change. Biodiversity conservation efforts are not getting the momentum, because the amount and sources of funds are not enough,” he said.

The environment minister said this joining virtually from his official residence at the "Roundtable B: Closing the Financing Gap and ensuring the means of implementation” in High-Level Segment 2020 United Nations Biodiversity Conference held hybrid in Kunming, Peoples Republic of China titled "Ecological Civilization-Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth “on Tuesday.

Shahab Uddin said Bangladesh urges to enhance the capacity of GEF, GCF and other multilateral sources of funds to mobilize and provide sufficient resources towards fast-track support to conserve biodiversity in the vulnerable countries, like Bangladesh.