On World Environment Day, ICESCO calls for joint action to preserve biological diversity

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Sat, 06 Jun 2020 - 08:52 GMT

A man pulls a sack filled with empty bottles at a plastic junkyard in Chandigarh, June 5, 2015. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

A man pulls a sack filled with empty bottles at a plastic junkyard in Chandigarh, June 5, 2015. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

RABAT - 6 June 2020: ICESCO reaffirmed its support to the states and governments, environmental organizations, entrepreneurs, and scientists in their environmental action programs and believes that the human race will face extinction if it refuses to be bound by them to preserve nature.

On the “World Environment Day, ICESCO calls for adopting the proposal for a joint environmental action based on lessons learned from the coronavirus crisis, especially those related to preserving ecological diversity and its balance in the various ecosystems in forests, seas, agricultural systems, environmental tourism, urban environment, and others, and emphasizes the following:

-Biodiversity is the safety valve for both the health and development environment and must have the required place in joint environmental action programs.

-The life of the human race depends on stable and healthy ecosystems, and urgent action is required to put the world on the right path to a more sustainable future.

-There is a need to raise the profile of nature-based solutions in environmental governance, climate action, and developing policy tools.

-There is a need for anticipating the environmental and developmental ramifications of the depletion of natural resources to avoid crises for future generations.

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