PM: Focus on ‘future sustainability’ while making investment



Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called for focusing on “future sustainability” while making investment as she placed a four-point proposal to save the planet from the adverse impact of climate change.

“To save the planet and to save us (from the adverse impact of climate change), we should focus on future sustainability while making investment,” she said in her first proposal, reports BSS.

The prime minister made the proposal while delivering a statement at a high-level event of a virtual biodiversity summit on the sidelines of the 75th UN General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday (Bangladesh time early Thursday morning).

The title of the summit was “Urgent Action on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development”, while the theme of the event was “Leaders Dialogue 2: Harnessing science, technology and innovation, capacity building, access and benefit-sharing, financing and partnerships for biodiversity.”

In her second proposal at the event, Sheikh Hasina said creating greater public awareness through education system and research, and strengthening national legislations and monitoring mechanisms are key actions for safeguarding biodiversity.

“Global access to benefit-sharing must be ensured for the true owners of the genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge,” she said in her third proposal.

In the fourth proposal, the premier said: “Achieving the Paris goals could be the difference between our extinction and our survival. We must implement them.”

Mentioning that Bangladesh fully subscribes to the “Urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development”, Sheikh Hasina said: “We live in an inter-dependent world where every species on planet earth has a specific role to play in our ecosystem.”

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