Friday, October 20, 2017
 PS, State Department o Environment, Mr. Charles Sunkuli, who is heading the Kenyan delegation to COP 13 in Cancun, Mexico, following the HLS proceedings at the Moon Palace Convention center.

PS, State Department o Environment, Mr. Charles Sunkuli, who is heading the Kenyan delegation to COP 13 in Cancun, Mexico, following the HLS proceedings at the Moon Palace Convention center.

The high-level segment for political leadership in the ongoing Biological Diversity Conference of Parties, met in Cancun, Mexico on December 2nd and 3rd 2016.

Mr. Charles Sunkuli the Principal Secretary for Environment who led the Kenyan delegation to the conference, stated that it was essential for human beings to live in harmony with Mother Nature as a fundamental condition for well-being of all life.

The high-level segment attended by 196 World leaders   was an opportunity for Heads of Governments and Ministers to provide political leadership to the largely scientific forum.

The PS  noted that continuity of live depended on conservation and sustainable use of diversity and its underpinned ecosystems.

The leaders expressed concern over the negative impacts on biodiversity caused by widespread degradation and fragmentation of ecosystems. These included unsustainable land use changes, overexploitation of natural resources, illegal harvesting and trade of species, introduction of invasive alien species, pollution of air, soil, inland waters and oceans, climate change and desertification.

The leaders noted that it was necessary to change human development patterns, behavior and activities to respect nature, in a bid to conserve biodiversity.

This they observed was in line with the 2020 Agenda for Sustainable Development whose goals was a strong reflection of conservation and provided new opportunities to address emerging challenges.

The leaders committed to work at all levels within their governments and across all sectors to mainstream biodiversity and establish effective institutional, legislative and regulatory frameworks tailored to their national needs.

To achieve their goals the leaders agreed to incorporate an all-inclusive economic, social, and cultural approach that would include respect for nature and human rights.

Noting that, Biodiversity offers solutions to the pressing development and societal challenges that the world community is currently facing, the leaders said they were most concerned by the negative impacts on biodiversity caused degradation and fragmentation of ecosystems, unsustainable land use changes, overexploitation of natural resources, illegal harvesting and trade of species, introduction of invasive alien species, pollution of air, soil, inland waters and oceans, climate change and desertification

The High Level Segment (HLS) of the 13th Conference of the Convention on Biological Diversity, that presents opportunities to Heads of Governments and Ministers to provide political leadership, met in the city of Cancun, Mexico, on 2 and 3 December 2016,

In their meeting, the leaders from 196 countries of the World , among them Kenya’s Principal Secretary in the State Department of Environment, Mr. Charles Sunkuli, who led the Kenyan delegation declared that, It was essential to live in harmony with nature and mother earth, as a fundamental condition for the well-being of all life, which depends on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and the ecosystem services it underpins. Noting that, Biodiversity offers solutions to the pressing development and societal challenges that the world community is currently facing, the leaders said they were most concerned by the negative impacts on biodiversity caused by degradation and fragmentation of ecosystems, unsustainable land use changes, overexploitation of natural resources, illegal harvesting and trade of species, introduction of invasive alien species, pollution of air, soil, inland waters and oceans, climate change and desertification.

Noting that it was necessary to change human development patterns, behaviors, and activities to respect nature, they observed that, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals, which strongly reflects biodiversity, provides new opportunities to address development challenges in a transformative manner and with a perspective that integrates environmental, economic and social dimensions, the leaders committed to work at all levels within their governments and across all sectors to mainstream biodiversity, to work at all levels within their governments and across all sectors to mainstream biodiversity, establishing effective institutional, legislative and regulatory frameworks, tailored to national needs and circumstances, and incorporating an inclusive economic, social, and cultural approach with full respect for nature and human rights, through the following actions.

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