Min­is­ter of En­vi­ron­ment, an­nounces win­ners of bio­di­ver­sity awards


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Egypt’s Min­is­ter of En­vi­ron­ment, Yas­mine Fouad ,the chief of the 14th Con­fer­ence of the Par­ties of the Con­ven­tion on Bi­o­log­i­cal Di­ver­sity (CBD COP14), an­nounced on Sun­day, that Swe­den has won the pres­i­dency of the ex­ec­u­tive of­fice of the Carta­gena Pro­to­col.

The an­nounce­ment came dur­ing a gen­eral sum­mit in the COP14 which is be­ing held in Sharm El Sheikh from 17 to 29 Novem­ber. The gen­eral ses­sion dis­cussed ful­fill­ing the pro­ce­dures for ap­prov­ing the fi­nal doc­u­ments and drafts for res­o­lu­tions re­gard­ing the Nagoya and Carta­gena agree­ments.

Fouad hon­oured the win­ners of the in­for­ma­tion desk for im­ple­ment­ing the bi­o­log­i­cal di­ver­sity strat­egy. The win­ners are In­done­sia, Sri Lanka, Guinea, Bu­rundi, Colom­bia, and Mo­rocco. The achieve­ment awards have gone to Canada, Guatemala, Hon­duras, and Malaysia.

Cris­tiana Pasca Palmer, the UN as­sis­tant sec­re­tary-gen­eral and ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary on the UN Con­ven­tion on Bi­o­log­i­cal Di­ver­sity, said dur­ing the cer­e­mony that the award is an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the par­ties that com­mit­ted to the bi­o­log­i­cal di­ver­sity agree­ment, and the in­ter­na­tional ef­forts for con­serv­ing bio­di­ver­sity in ac­cor­dance with the Aichi tar­gets.

Egypt is the new pres­i­dent of the con­fer­ence for two years, suc­ceed­ing Mex­ico, the for­mer pres­i­dent of the con­fer­ence. China will host the con­fer­ence (COP15) in 2020.

Swe­den has won the pres­i­dency of the ex­ec­u­tive of­fice of the Carta­gena Pro­to­col

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