The Deputy Minister of the Environment, Bianca Dager, and the Undersecretary of Natural Heritage, Glenda Ortega, analyzed with authorities and experts from Germany ways to expand environmental cooperation, the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Ecological Transition reported this Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
The bilateral meeting took place in Berlin and on the part of Germany was attended by Claudia Warning, the director of the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Southeast Europe of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The Vice Minister of the Environment highlighted the Government’s priority in advancing towards an ecological transition, as the central axis of the country’s environmental policy.
For this reason, he stressed that “international ties and cooperation are of interest to finance projects that ensure sustainable development and conservation of natural heritage.”
The country seeks to promote the Ecuador Biodiversa Center for Biodiversity.
And to this end, the authorities visited the Institute for Research on Evolution and Biodiversity, which receives more than 800,000 visitors a year, where they met with its director Christoph Hause, with whom they exchanged experiences and discussed the relevance of research for energize the bioeconomy.
These meetings are part of the activities prior to the Tropical Forests Symposium, which takes place this Wednesday in the German capital.
This is a global event in which about twenty delegates from different countries that have the largest area of tropical forests on the planet will participate, aimed at reaching a consensus on a “fair agreement” on conservation, the statement concludes.
German cooperation with Ecuador dates back to 1962 and is one of the central elements of German-Ecuadorian relations and includes both technical and financial cooperation measures, with the environmental axis and forest reforestation being one of the main ones.
Germany is one of Ecuador’s most important bilateral donors and last August allocated USD 21.7 million to prop up sectors affected in the country by the covid-19 pandemic.