Philippines stresses biodiversity efforts in UN confab

December 11, 2018

THE Philippines highlighted its efforts conserving its rich biodiversity.

In the high level segment of the UN Biodiversity Conference held in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt,  Ambassador to Egypt Sulpicio M. Confiado welcomed the adoption of the “Sharm el-Sheikh Declaration: Investing in Biodiversity for People and Planet.”

He explained the Philippines’ efforts in improving management regimes, conserving biodiversity and ensuring the integrity of the country’s ecosystems, culture and indigenous practices, in support of the global strategic plan for biodiversity.

Confiado reiterated the Philippine’s commitment to its roadmap and action plan for biodiversity conservation and to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The UN Biodiversity Conference comprises a series of meetings of governing bodies of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its protocols.

Meetings and events for intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations were also held in parallel with the conference.

The Philippine delegation include officials and representatives from various government and non-government institutions, such as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Science and Technology (DoST), Department of Health (DoH), National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), and the ASEAN Center for Biodiversity (ACB).