Last minute … President Erdoğan sent a video message to the Biological Diversity Summit organized as part of the events of the 75th General Assembly of the UN … President Erdoğan said: “The next 10 years will determine the fate of humanity. used.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who attended the Biological Diversity Summit organized within the scope of the events of the United Nations (75th General Assembly, with a video message, stated the following in his speech:
“I BELIEVE THAT THE REQUIRED LESSONS WILL BE LEARNED”
On the one hand, we are struggling with coronavirus, the biggest health crisis of the last century, on the other hand, we are trying to manage the negative effects of the epidemic. The epidemic has also shown us the importance of protecting biological diversity. Nature is not the legacy of our ancestors, but our children. I believe that after the epidemic, humanity will learn the necessary lessons together with economic and social justice.
“WE INCREASED OUR FOREST ASSETS TO 23 BILLION HECTS”
Turkey has a rich diversity of habitats. We are also at the crossroads of climates. We have made serious investments to increase the forest area and tree wealth of our country and to protect the environment. We protected plant varieties with our ancestor seed project. We have increased our forest assets to 23 million hectares by bringing more than 4.5 million saplings to the soil.
“NEXT 10 YEARS WILL DETERMINE OUR FATE”
We are at the forefront of combating climate change. We also support global efforts to protect and restore biological diversity. The next 10 years will determine the fate of humanity. We need innovative and effective projects for the conservation of biological diversity.
“WE MUST TURN THE PROBLEMS WE FACE INTO OPPORTUNITY”
We should encourage the private sector by raising awareness in all economic sectors and turn the problems we face into opportunities. Turkey will fulfill its two-year chairmanship will play a leading role in taking appropriate steps. With these thoughts, I wish the summit to be auspicious and once again greet everyone with respect.