Turkish Environment, Urban Planning and Climate Minister Murat Kurum called for the creation of a regional activity center to protect the Mediterranean from pollution.
In a speech he delivered on December 9 at the 22nd Conference of Signatories of the Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment and the Coastal Region of the Mediterranean “COP22”, which began on December 7 in Antalya , in southwestern Turkey.
Kurum confirmed that the efforts that the 21 countries bordering the Mediterranean will deploy in the fight against climate change will significantly contribute to global efforts to deal with the phenomenon.
He added that the Mediterranean, which is surrounded by 21 countries, with a population of 520 million, is still home to more than 17,000 marine organisms and 25,000 plant species.
He said Turkey is calling for the establishment of a regional activity center in its territory, to protect the Mediterranean Sea from pollution.
The Minister underlined that this step will contribute positively to the future of the Mediterranean region.
He indicated that this approach would help to solve many problems, not only in the 21 countries bordering the Mediterranean, but also in all countries of the world.
The work of the COP22 conference will continue until December 10, with the participation of 21 countries bordering the Mediterranean at the level of ministers and representatives of ministries, the European Union and the United Nations.
Source Anadolu Agency