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Third Global BIOFIN Workshop, 6-8 March 2018 being held in Chennai

Posted On: 07 MAR 2018 4:09PM by PIB Chennai

India is hosting the 3rd Global BIOFIN conference in association with the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the National Biodiversity Authority from 6-8 March 2018 in Mamallapuram, Chennai.

Addressing the gathering through a video conference Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India highlighted the importance of biodiversity conservation in India, he said India has surpassed the global Aichi target of 17% of terrestrial area-based conservation measures. He stated that estimation of funding for biodiversity conservation is crucial and at the same time quite challenging. He wished successful deliberations and experience sharing on results from BIOFIN implementation during the conference, while also exploring opportunities for biodiversity finance solutions.

The Conference is being attended by high level delegates including Ministers and Vice Ministers from the Environment, finance, planning and other relevant Government Departments from 30 BIOFIN Partner countries.

Representative from UNDP headquarters and regional offices, Global BIOFIN management team, representatives from BIOFIN donor countries, private sector representatives and other key experts in the area of biodiversity conservation are also attending the conference.


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