Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity 2020

Published on September 26, 2020
Current Context: Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar attended Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity 2020. 
Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity 2020
  • The Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity 2020 was hosted by the People’s Republic of China. 
  • The dialogue was conducted virtually because of pandemic COVID-19 and the topic for dialogue was ‘Biodiversity beyond 2020: Building a Shared Future for All Life on Earth’.
  • Union Minister Prakash Javadekar elaborated India’s role in the conservation of biodiversity by hosting COP (Conference of Parties).
  • He also highlighted that India is taking efforts to conserve the tiger population. And it has resulted in double in tiger population from the last decade.
  • He mentioned that India’s forest cover is currently at 25%. And India has set the target to restore 26 million hectares of degraded land and to achieve land degradation neutrality by the year 2030. 
  • He also mentioned India has set up 25 lakh Biodiversity Management Committee which accesses the benefits of the convention on biological diversity.
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of China: Beijing
    • Currency of China: Renminbi

Question: 

Q.1 Which country hosted Ministerial Roundtable Dialogue on Biodiversity 2020?
a. Iran
b. India
c. Japan
d. China

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