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Ankara and Tehran seek to improve environmental co-op

Ankara and Tehran seek to improve environmental co-op

TEHRAN Seyed Hossein Mousavifar, head of the Department of Environment’s international affairs and conventions office, and Derya rs the Turkish Ambassador to Iran discussed the development of diplomacy in order to strengthen bilateral cooperation within the field of environment.

Mousavifar expressed his hope to improve environmental cooperation between the countries. The Islamic Republic is prepared to take useful steps to address environmental problems through planning and international interactions.

He said that the issue of drought caused by climate change is one important and fundamental issue that must be addressed and that basic steps must be taken in order to solve this problem.

Climate change is a major issue. It is important to address this issue. He also noted that the topic of sand storms and dust storms should be on the agenda, as it has caused many problems in our communities. We hope to work towards mitigation through regional integration, convergence, and coordination.

He highlighted the importance of strengthening cooperation and interactions with neighboring countries to address the environmental challenges in the region and around the world.

IRNA reported that rs also stated that Turkey would do its best to create this platform of cooperation and be present in the future with an even more comprehensive plan.

The issue of the environment is global and must not be confined. Turkey welcomes cooperation and interaction with Iran in this area, he stated.

 Iran’s environmental approach

Iran has a high diversity of species due to geographical conditions, climatic diversity, huge water resources of the Caspian Sea in the north and the Persian Gulf, and the Sea of Oman in the south.

Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), has praised Irans approach toward environmental protection.

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Environmental measures and protection of natural resources, waste management, and other measures showIran’s environmental policy, she further noted.

According to the latest research, there are approximately 1,300 species vertebrates in the country, including reptiles and amphibians, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, as well as about 30,000 invertebrates and 8,000 plants.

Unfortunately, human activities have caused alarming degradation of ecosystems, the deletion of genes, species and biological capabilities over the last two decades. The human threat to biodiversity has accelerated the fastest over the past 50 year than any time in human history.

130 of the 1,300 species of animal in the country are endangered or threatened, Hassan Akbari of the Department of Environment, deputy head of natural environments and biodiversity, stated in December 2021.

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