By Akinbiodun Kehinde Tosin
President Muhammadu Buhari while delivering Nigeria’s National Statement at the Conference on Biodiversity #Cop15 in Montreal, Canada, harped on the need for urgent joint global action to save planet earth.
“What is clear to Nigeria is that we must use all of the tools at our disposal to reduce the threats to biodiversity, and the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework must guide our way. But it will never work if we don’t take an honest and equitable approach.
“It is time for the high-income countries to agree to meaningfully protect 30 percent of the planet and to do their part in funding the mitigation and adaptation efforts essential for escaping the worst effects of the simultaneous catastrophes of climate change, biodiversity…
“Bodiversity destruction, and species extinction, focused on Africa and other low-and-middle income countries,” Buhari noted.