the Global Environment Facility Council 58th meeting held through virual conference
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the Rio Earth Summit held from3 Jun 1992 – 14 Jun 1992 to help tackle our planet most urgent environmental problems. The Global Environment Facility unify 183 nations in partnership with international institutions, civil society organizations (CSO), and the private sector to address global environmental issues while supporting national sustainable development initiatives (NSDI).
POINT TO NOTE
The Global Environment Facility (GEF) work on six main areas, including biodiversity, climate change (mitigation and adaptation), chemicals, international waters, land degradation, sustainable forest management/REDD+.
Global Environment Facility HQ in U.S.A
China raised a new, non-existent dispute with Bhutan at a virtual meeting of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) held as recently as 2-3 June. The Council was virtual meeting to decide on finance for different environmental projects across the world.
One of the projects seeking funds was the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS) in eastern Bhutan’s Trashigang district bordering India (Arunachal Pradesh) and China.
CHINA STRESSES ON PROJECT ‘FALLING IN DISPUTED AREA’
The objection came as a shock to the Council meeting but the GEF Secretariat immediately rebutted the Chinese contention pointing out that the SWS was located within the sovereign territory of Bhutan, the sources added.
SAKTENG WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary belongs to Bhutan. It located in Trashigang District and just crossing the border into Samdrup Jongkhar District, Bhutan. Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary share border with Arunachal Pradesh. India.Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary is listed as a tentative site in Bhutan Tentative List for UNESCO inclusion.
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