Funding and capacity building urgently needed to protect oceans, says Munir Akram

Funding and capacity building urgently needed to protect oceans, says Munir Akram

Lisbon (Web Desk) – Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram, has said that funding, technology transfer, capacity building, as well as enhancing scientific knowledge and research, especially to protect and restore the oceans There is an urgent need to assist developing countries in ,

Pakistan has called upon developed countries to take the lead in tackling the challenges facing the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources.

Speaking at the United Nations Oceans Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Munir Akram said that the world is facing a global emergency of oceans. “Pakistan is planting 7.5 million mangroves in the coastal region to address the challenge of acidification and biodiversity degradation.”

He concluded, “Pakistan is the current chair of the G-77 and China, which now has 134 members and is the largest intergovernmental grouping of the United Nations.”

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