Environment Protection

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It is now recognised that the natural world is not an optional “luxury” – but an essential foundation for human well-being and sustainable development. The preservation and sustainable use of the natural world and its components is not a problem to be solved but an integral part of a number of solutions such as water security and sanitation, ending hunger and assuring food-security, improved livelihoods, disaster risk reduction, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, and ending poverty, among others.

Therefore, actions to ensure the conservation of the environment and sustainable use of biodiversity have to be integrated and mainstreamed into development schemes across all sectors to realise the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including the actions of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) to these goals.

To this end, inter alia the IPPC allows for:

  • the conservation or protection of natural ecosystems; and
  • the protection of food security, improved livelihoods and sustainable plant production through the protection of the environment and biodiversity in both natural and agricultural production systems.