KSA focuses on reducing land degradation, restoring degraded ecosystems: Dr. Faqiha

RIAD — Saudi Arabia is attending the continued fifteenth session of the Convention of the Events (COP15) of the United Nations Conference to Fight Desertification (UNCCD) held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from 9-20 Could 2022.

The Kingdom’s delegation was represented by the Ministry of Surroundings, Water and Agriculture and was headed by Underneath-Secretary for Environmental Affairs on the Ministry of Surroundings, Water and Agriculture. Osama Bin Ibrahim Faqiha did it. Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Subaie, the Kingdom’s Ambassador to Ivory Coast, additionally attended.

A summit assembly was held on 9 Could beneath the auspices of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara. The convention was attended by numerous state leaders, ministers and heads of delegations attending COP15.

Dr. Faqiha delivered the Kingdom’s speech, emphasizing the Kingdom’s nationwide, regional and worldwide efforts concerning the atmosphere and specializing in lowering land degradation and restoring degraded ecosystems,

He added that Saudi Arabia has formally made a request to host the sixteenth session of the UNCCD Convention of the Events and appears ahead to internet hosting Expo 2030 in Riyadh.

The Underneath-Secretary identified that the Kingdom has made nice efforts to guard and protect the atmosphere regionally and globally.

He referred to KSA’s enactment of recent environmental rules in 2020 and a brand new waste administration system based mostly on the foundations of the round financial system in 2021, in addition to the institution of 5 nationwide facilities specializing in environmental fields and an environmental fund.

The Undersecretary additionally highlighted the Saudi Inexperienced Initiative, introduced by Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, deputy prime minister and minister of protection, which units bold targets for vegetation growth, lowering desertification and growing the share of protected areas within the Kingdom.

He highlighted the Crown Prince’s Center East Inexperienced Initiative, which goals to advertise regional cooperation to scale back desertification and land degradation by planting 50 billion timber, of which 10 billion can be planted within the Kingdom, equal to five% of world reforestation targets.

Dr. Faqiha famous that the Kingdom is working to develop joint motion to face environmental challenges through the G20 presidency in 2020, launching the World Initiative to Cut back Land Degradation and Improve the Conservation of Terrestrial Habitats and “World Coral Research and Analysis”. Improvement Accelerator Platform”,.

Dr. Faqiha added that Saudi Arabia is presently working in collaboration with its companions to take measures to implement these two initiatives.

COP15 was launched with the theme “Land. Life. Heritage: From Shortage to Wealth” with the participation of heads of state, ministers and delegations representing 197 nations.

Contributors will talk about a collection of measures that have to be carried out to attain the third level (15) of the Sustainable Improvement Objectives.

They’ll deal with making selections targeted on the implementation of actions on the bottom to scale back land degradation and handle drought, mud and sandstorms and different measures geared toward defending the planet and its sources and contributing to the inexperienced restoration after the coronavirus pandemic. – SPA


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