Vietnamese minister calls for urgent joint actions to conserve biodiversity

Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, on behalf of the Vietnamese Government, has called on countries to combine strength and coordinate actions in a more urgent, drastic and practical manner to protect biodiversity – a priceless natural resource.

Ha made the appeal at the online UN Biodiversity Summit, themed “Urgent Action on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development”, on October 1 (Vietnam time), which was held as part of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.

The event aimed to affirm the commitment to improving the human-nature relationship, work out orientations for addressing causes of biodiversity loss, and underscore the importance of biodiversity conservation in sustainable development activities and climate change response. It also looked to raise ambition for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework to be adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2021.

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