UN Heads call for assistance to address linked climate change, biodiversity and desertification threats

The Executive Secretaries of the Biological Diversity, Climate Change, and Desertification Conventions have called for the establishment of a Facility to secure finance for large projects that will help to address common issues.

“We are calling for the establishment of a new Project Preparation Facility to bridge this gap and promote an integrated, coherent and multi-disciplinary approach to these related issues while supporting the respective mandates of the three Rio Conventions,” they said in a joint statement issued by the Executive Secretaries at the UN Climate Change Conference 2017 taking place in Bonn, Germany.
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