Jairam Ramesh on biodiversity day
2010-05-23 07:18:26 - Nksagar: New Delhi- May 23,2010:Forest man of India,tribal man of India and mineral man of India must have holistic development and inclusive growth for the welfare of rural India.
Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh speaking at a national seminar on "biodiversity, development and poverty alleviation in the context of climate change," held 22 May 2010, "Nagoya meet, to be attended by 193 members, is crucial for developing nations like India which is seeking a single legally binding international pact to deal with access to and benefit sharing of bio-resources, a
move vehemently opposed by the rich countries," on the occasion of International Day for Biodiversity.
"India has been the initial signatory of the CBD (Convention of Biological Diversity), hence safeguarding biodiversity requires action at all levels with a strong commitment to contribute towards achieving international targets."
"Over the years India has taken several key initiatives to achieve the objectives of the CBD at the national level through-creation of an institutional structure, through traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL), an important initiative by India to fight against bio-piracy globally and through the People Biodiversity Register (PBR) to document the oral knowledge on biodiversity," he added.
Environment minister talked of converging with associate working of National Bureau Plant Genetic in forest field, along with Ministers of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj mentioned that we have to developed a link between climate change and biodiversity Indian version of IPCC, i.e. Indian Network for Comprehensive Climate Change Assessment that will conduct assessment in the sectors of agriculture , forests, water and health, and regions of Himalayas, Western Ghats, North-East India, and Coastal regions, measuring the impact of Climate Change.
Forest man of India,tribal man of India and mineral man of India must have holistic development and inclusive growth for the welfare of rural India.
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