NAIROBI(KANIYA): About 20 incidents of wildfires broke out in one month in Mohmand Tribal District, while countless forest fires broke out not only in Mohmand Tribal District but also in other tribal districts and across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. In results seven to ten people, including fighters and security personnel were also killed.
Scientists says that the fire destroyed innumerable valuable trees and herbs on the one hand and the biodiversity of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on the other hand. They say that wildfires incidents occurred not only in Pakistan but also in the United States, Australia and other countries around the world.
Elizabeth MarumaMarima, executive secretary of the UN Biodiversity Convention said in response to a question that wildfires had caused irreparable damage to biodiversity and that talks were under way with member states and parties to prevent similar incidents in the future.
“We will do our best to devise a comprehensive strategy to protect biodiversity from damage and to this end more than two hundred worldwide negotiations between the parties to the United Nations Convention on the Protection of Biodiversity, NGO officials and a group of scientists working on climate change since June 21 and will continue till June 26.
The biggest announcement in the talks was made by Elizabeth MarumaMarima, executive secretary of the UN Convention, who said that the 15th meeting of the parties (COP15) to the UN Biodiversity Convention would be held in Montreal, Canada, instead of China.
According to the details, the date and venue of the 15th meeting of the parties (COP15) during the meeting at the United Nations Environment Office in Nairobi, Kenya to continue work on the final text of the World Biodiversity Framework for the Conservation of Nature.
The 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity will be held again on December 5-17 in Montreal, Canada, where a new global agreement on the protection of nature is expected to be adopted.
The decision was upheld at a CBD Bureau meeting on Tuesday and announced as CBD parties in Nairobi (June 21-26) to advance discussions on a passionate global biodiversity framework and these negotiations will turn the world around.
Elizabeth MarumaMarima, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biodiversity, said: “I thank the Government of Canada for hosting this important meeting in Montreal as the Secretariat’s host, I would also like to thank the Government of China for its resilience and continued commitment to move forward on our path to a Post-2020 global biodiversity framework, looking forward to the successful outcome of COP15 with the cooperation of all parties. The conference was originally scheduled to take place in Kuomintang, China, but was postponed due to the global epidemic of COVID-19, and was later split into two.
The first part of the conference was successfully held in Kumaon last October. The UN Secretary-General, along with Chinese President Xi Jinping and other heads of state from the eight parties, gave online presentations and speeches, reaffirming their commitment to tackling the biodiversity crisis. The Chinese government, Yunnan Province and Kuomintang are constantly working to ensure a successful COP15. ”
He said: “The first part of COP15 was highlighted by the Kuomintang Declaration and President Xi Jinping’s announcement that China would lead an investment of RMB 1.5 billion in the establishment of the Kuoming Biodiversity Fund. The rule of diversity will have a strong political impetus and a strong foundation for the other part. ”
“As President of China COP-15, we reaffirm our continued strong commitment to work with all parties and stakeholders to ensure the success of the second part of the Conference,” said Huang Rinqu, Minister of the Environment of China. Wants, including adopting an effective approach. Promoting the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, and promoting its transmission throughout the presidency, is his top priority.
“I can proudly confirm that Canada will welcome the world to Montreal for COP15 in December 2022. To prevent the dangerous loss of biodiversity around the world,” said Steven Gilbeult, China’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change. And there is an urgent need for international partners to end it. At a time when up to one million species worldwide are in danger of extinction, the world can no longer afford to wait for global action on nature conservation. Canada will continue to advocate for international cooperation on the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. ”
“In the fourth round of six-day talks in Nairobi, delegates will continue to make progress on the GBF, laying the groundwork for the strong efforts launched in Geneva in March, and are confident that this will achieve key objectives,” he said.
Towards a 2050 vision of “living in harmony with nature.” These include protection goals, sustainable use and benefit sharing, as well as biodiversity loss subsidies and financing drivers. As well as strengthening the role of local people, communities, youth and women and other stakeholders, implementing national biodiversity strategies and action plans and setting a time frame for regular review of progress by 2030.
Determining the framework for resource mobilization and other means of implementation, highlighting nature’s cooperation in mitigation and adaptation to climate change and other sustainable development goals, sharing the benefits of digital sequencing information on genetic resources this includes paving the way for the agreement.
Co-chairs of the talks, Francis Ogwal of Uganda and Basil Van Hauer of Canada, expressed confidence that “the delegations will come up with a mandate for compromise and consensus that will enable them to work constructively through differences.” ”
Scientists say that if we do not work in time to protect the many species of biodiversity, in the future we will not only lose many biodiversity, but all the people on the planet will suffer from serious food and water problems. Therefore, negotiations are underway in Kenya between more than 200 countries for the protection of biodiversity, which will be formally announced at a meeting of the parties in Montreal, Canada in December. Will.
“This story was produced as part of Internews’ Earth Journalism Network’s 2022 UNCBD COP 15 Reporting Fellowship.”
The Writer is environmental Journalist, currently working as Station Manager at Pakhtunkhwa Radio Mohmand& tweets on @Muradonline123