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Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha has said he’ll do his best to protect the country’s natural resources and tackle the issue of biodiversity losses in Thailand. He was speaking at a UN biodiversity summit, being held online. The term biodiversity encompasses all living organisms, whether plant, animal, fungi or micro-organisms.

According to a report in Nation Thailand, the PM acknowledges the impact of climate change on biodiversity, saying Thailand is “stepping up to the challenge”. Addressing those attending, “Urgent Action on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development”, he outlined 3 measures for managing climate change:

• Devise a plan in accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity, to ensure policies are put in place to guard natural resources and their sustainable use
• Foster cooperation between relevant agencies, stakeholders, the private sector, and wider society to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources
• Learn from the Covid-19 pandemic and the evidence that natural resources recover when humans are removed. The PM says Thailand’s national parks will close for 3 months every year, in order to give them time to recover

According to government spokesman, Anuchai Burapachaisri, the PM also spoke about the importance of diversifying people’s income to provide equal access to natural resources. He says this could be achieved through a Bio-Circular-Green Economy model.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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    Toby Andrews

    Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Yes very worthy mister prime minister. You are a champion of diversity.
    Give yourself a pat on the back. But there are more important matters to attend to at the moment such as mass unemployment, starvation, foreign investment fleeing, and a high suicide rate.
    The national parks will thrive because felangs will not enter the country, or national parks, because of dual pricing. And the Thai will have no money for rambling over them due to their struggle to eat, and pay the rent.

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      rinky stingpiece

      Friday, October 2, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      Why do you keep typing “felang” instead of “farang”?
      If the environment is degraded, that also affects the availability of food, things like mangroves, corals, and seagrass for example are crucial parts of the food web, no food, no life… simple.

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