The sessions of the African Council of Ministers, which is part of the Conference on Biodiversity of the Conference of the Parties Activities of Mustapha Madbouli, a press conference attended by the Prime Minister and representatives of many ministers and African continents and international organizations.
Prime Minister of Egypt Mustapha Madbouli noted that the Arab Republic of Egypt has paid attention to environmental issues, including biodiversity and ecosystem services, and Egypt has 30 nature reserves and represents about 15% of the Republic, protecting and protecting the environment. said the national legislation that protects resources.
The Prime Minister stressed that Egypt has a new profession called “Youth Reserves ine and that it provides the necessary opportunities to reach the conservation targets of more than 700 young people; and local natural reserves and master's and doctoral degrees to take part in management. hundreds of young people. More than 70% of the workers in the protected area are local residents and this confirms the need for these communities to be integrated into the development process, which emphasizes the national ownership of natural resource conservation.
The Prime Minister's speech was as follows:
Ministers of Environment, Energy, Infrastructure, Industry, Health, Mining, Planning and Finance
Heads of delegations and organizations of the United Nations and government and non-governmental organizations and associations
Ladies and gentlemen
May Allah's blessing be upon you with His mercy and blessings
Hello and welcome …. In the land of peace – Sharm el-Sheikh.
I am pleased to meet you today at the opening of the High Level Ministerial Meeting titled lilik Convention on Biological Diversity başlıklı entitled m Convention on Biological Diversity Düzey to discuss the integration / integration of biodiversity into development sectors. Infrastructure, industry and health, which are vital development sectors for every country seeking sustainable development.
I would like to start by thanking the Presidency of Mexico's Presidency of the 13th Biodiversity Conference of the Presidency of Mexico, and after having taken over the presidency of Mexico in 2018-2020 with the best wishes for China.
I would also like to thank all the countries that supported Egypt for hosting the Fourteenth Biodiversity Conference, which is led by African countries. First of all, we aim to make significant contributions to achieving the objectives of the Convention: First, both government and civil at the level of community organizations, international organizations should cooperate with all partners.
Ladies and gentlemen
The Arab Republic of Egypt has drawn attention to environmental issues, including biodiversity and ecosystem services, and has adopted national legislation that protects the environment and preserves natural resources. Egypt has provided the necessary means to meet the protection objectives of more than 700 young people and we have a new profession called için Youth Reserves,. More than a hundred young people received a master's and doctoral letters to enable them to participate in the management of local natural reserves and protected areas, so that more than 70% of the workers in the local population's reserves stressed the need to integrate these communities into the development process. In addition to the existence of a women's committee in every protected area, young people and women are the mainstay of the work in natural reserves.
Dear guests …
Today, the world faces changes and challenges that are intertwined with nature, threaten our country and think differently. Today's meeting is where we are not talking about biodiversity without looking at the sectors affected by biodiversity such as energy, infrastructure, industry, health, mining, planning and finance. Egypt today shows the interest and awareness of States about the importance of this issue, not only to the ministries of the environment, but also to meet the invitation of other ministries.
The energy, mining, infrastructure, industry and health sectors are based on biodiversity and services provided by the relevant ecosystems, but on the other hand they directly or indirectly affect such systems through the loss, disintegration or fragmentation of the environment, degradation of the propagation process, or migration routes of certain species. Soil, air and water pollution (and the resulting heat pollution), the introduction of foreign invasive alien species, and the important effects of pollution from the waste disposal and the pollution of these sectors, are based on the threat of sustainable development and the concept of sustainable development Negative impact on the future of the basic materials for these sectors returns.
Dear guests …
The integration / integration of biodiversity into these sectors should be carried out through a comprehensive and well-informed process on the value and importance of sustainable protection and biodiversity management with the participation of all relevant sectors and groups, civil society, women and youth.
Infrastructure, for example, is required for human communities. Building infrastructure is vital for economic growth and facilitates all aspects of modern life. The infrastructure includes power infrastructure, urban infrastructure, dams, water treatment plants, wastewater and water pipes that manage water supply for domestic, industrial and agricultural use, linking transport routes that carry people and goods worldwide, telecommunications, electricity, homes and workplaces.
The infrastructure sector is expected to increase significantly in the coming years as a result of population growth, economic development, trade and urbanization. In 2014, 54 percent of the world's population lived in urban areas.
This is expected to reach 68 percent by 2050. As a result of this increase, 70 percent of infrastructure investments are projected to focus on urban areas.
Infrastructure-dependent sectors will grow and grow. In 2050, it is estimated that 25 million kilometers of new asphalt roads and 335,000 kilometers of railway will be required. Demand for both mek traditional ası and eb intelligent ine power systems is expected to increase.
Governments at all levels should use a range of tools to reduce the negative impacts on biodiversity, such as spatial planning, urban planning, strategic environmental assessment, climate change adaptation planning, and regular planning, taking into account their biodiversity needs and priorities. To provide a sustainable and honorable presence for our current peoples but to provide healthy natural resources for future generations. The conference will contribute significantly to the concept of integration in supporting Egypt's 2030 vision, but at regional and international levels.
Egypt's interest in the environment is one of the priorities of regional, African, Arab, Mediterranean and national cooperation to integrate the environmental dimension into national programs and policies, and this will be followed by the 2030 strategy of Egypt, which adopts economic, environmental and social aspects. It has been reflected. sectors.
In addition, we would like to point out the importance of the active participation of all African and Arab countries in the activities of this conference… To ensure that Africa's concerns are integrated into the results of the Conference, a high-level ministerial sector is an ambitious continent for the continent from 2020 to 2030. resulted in an action plan. Especially land degradation, ecosystems and others restoration.
In this context, Egypt has adopted a national approach to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources through a sustainable development strategy: Egypt's vision of 2030 is the general concept that aims to improve the quality of life, without achieving a better life, in order to improve the concept of sustainable development and the quality of the current life. built as a frame. The concept of development adopted by the strategy is based on three main dimensions, including the economic dimension, the social dimension and the environmental dimension, and takes into account the principle of equal opportunity by taking into account the principle of equal opportunity and the optimal use of resources. All development sectors such as agriculture, industry, infrastructure, tourism, sustainable transportation and others.
The strategy was developed through a comprehensive process of participation by government representatives, the private sector, civil society, academics and experts, and worked hard to define the main features of Egypt's future. Development for Egypt in the coming years.
Ladies and gentlemen
The high-level ministerial segment of the day and tomorrow to oversee your participation will discuss the diversity of opportunities and approaches for integrating biodiversity in development sectors (energy, mining, infrastructure, industry and health), as well as general hearings on human and planet biodiversity investments. The risks of climate change and land degradation, opportunities for funding and dissemination of biodiversity, the framework for the International Biodiversity Strategy after 2020 and the International Alliance for Nature and Culture, with the participation of a number of actors In addition, the steps to be taken by the business sector, the finance and banking sectors and other actors at the level of international and national operations to further enhance biodiversity in these sectors. Our States will have a positive impact on sustainable economic growth.
I am confident that your discussions will contribute to the enrichment of the discussions that will result in innovative and constructive solutions supporting the global efforts to preserve biodiversity at the Conference of the Parties, as well as the Sharm el-Sheikh Declaration initiative over the next two weeks. I would like to thank this world event for all our development partners, our banks and the Secretariat of the United Nations, who have contributed to the emergence of the peoples of the world as a clear message to protect the natural resources of the world of peace and to ensure the security and stability of our future generations' lives.
God's peace, mercy and blessings be upon you