The Standing Ministerial Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) launched the COMSTECH Forum on Environment and Ecosystem Restoration (CFEER) in June 2022 in the backdrop of growing importance to promote environmental sustainability and resilience in face of the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss and ecosystem restoration.
The COMSTECH Forum is intended to be a platform for knowledge and information sharing among the institutions of OIC member countries and developing countries in the spirit of South-South and Triangular Cooperation on issues relating to climate change, biodiversity loss, nexus of food, water and energy security and ecosystem restoration under the framework of the Paris Climate Agreement, 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development and 2012-2030 UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
- Foster knowledge brokerage on cross cutting issues of climate change and ecosystem restoration to strengthen OIC collaboration through promotion of information exchange, knowledge brokerage, sharing experience, evidence-based research and success stories;
- Create a seam of learning and expertise, partnerships and collaborative programs on nature based solutions and homegrown knowledge and experience;
- Facilitate sharing of development solutions and applications of appropriate technologies;
- Discuss critical role of science, technology and innovation as an effective means in tackling challenges in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals;
- Exchange ideas, experiences, good practices and lessons learnt as well as to showcase successes, address challenges;
- Highlight the value added of intra OIC, regional and global cooperation in knowledge sharing and technical transfer by showing evidence from concrete partnerships and their results.
Events held under the CFEER Program to date:
1- World Environment Day: COMSTECH International Seminar on “Land Degradation” and Launching Ceremony of COMSTECH Forum on Environment and Ecosystem Restoration (CFEER)
Date and Time: June 06, 2022, from 12:00-15:00 (Pakistan Standard Time)
2- International Virtual Seminar on “Solutions to Combat Food Insecurity and Malnutrition in the Sahel”
Organized by COMSTECH Forum on Environment and Ecosystem Restoration (CFEER) to be held at the Science Summit during the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)
Date: September 26, 2022.
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Focal Person for the Forum
Amb. Shahid Kamal
Advisor (Climate Change),
Muhammad Haris Akram
Programe Manager, COMSTECH