AA / Ankara
The President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on all countries to mobilize against climate change.
The Turkish Head of State sent a video message on the occasion of the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) on Tuesday.
In his message, the President affirmed that Humanity faces risks such as climate change, environmental disasters, pollution, loss of biodiversity and food insecurity.
Thus, Erdogan stressed that “the fight against climate change and environmental problems cannot be left to a small group of countries”.
“All countries must mobilize to fight against climate change, whatever their economic strength or their geographical position,” he insisted.
The President assured that Turkey is determined to preserve its biodiversity on the land and sea levels.
He pointed out that the European continent has 12,000 plant species, while Turkey alone has 12,000, including 4,000 endemic species.
In this context, Erdogan stressed that Turkey has a more different responsibility.
“We plan and implement long-term and realistic policies for the preservation of biodiversity, sustainability and integration into the economy,” he concluded.
* Translated from Turkish by Nur Asena Ertürk
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