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PM: Thai Govt to maximize efforts in solving biodiversity problems
September 30, 2020, at 1600 hrs, New York time (October 1, 2020, at 0300hrs, Thailand time), Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha delivered a statement at Leader Dialogue 1 session of the Summit on Biodiversity, held via a teleconference under theme “Addressing biodiversity loss and mainstreaming biodiversity for sustainable development”. Government Spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri disclosed gist as follows:
The Prime Minister stated that Thailand has recognized the consequences of a global crisis regarding the decline and loss of biodiversity in all areas mostly as the result of humans and climate change, and that the country has prepared for the changing environmental situation as follows:
- Firstly, Thailand has the policies to conserve, protect, restore, arrange for the sustainable use of biodiversity, as well as integrate biodiversity issues into the Constitution. The National Biodiversity Strategic and Action Plan has been developed to achieve objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Secondly, Thailand emphasizes the importance of all stakeholders including the private sector and civil society as a key to success, and promotes a whole-of-government approach at all levels to overcome the biodiversity loss and encourage sustainable use.
- Thirdly, the country has learned from COVID-19 that when people keep their distance from nature, nature and the ecosystem can recover themselves. So, Thailand is preparing the annual plan to temporarily close national parks in the country for 3 months each year. This is intended to promote recovery of natural forests and wildlife species.
The Prime Minister also emphasized Bio-Circular-Green Economy model, which is expected to distribute fair and equitable income, reduce disparity in an access to natural resources, and encourage people to live in harmony with the nature. He affirmed that the country would maximize its efforts as part of the global community to solve biodiversity problems and called for all countries to work together to conserve biodiversity and the environment through a global cooperation framework for the present and future generations.