Foresters forecast impacts of climate change

Union Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry U Win Tun speaking at 6th ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN).
Union Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry U Win Tun speaking at 6th ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN).

Climate change causes bad impact on ASEAN counties, especially in coastal areas and hilly regions, Union Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry U Win Tun told the opening ceremony of the 6th ASEAN Social Forestry Network (ASFN) in Inlay Khaungdaing, Shan State, recently.
The conference aims to reduce impacts of climate change and ensure longevity of land, forest, water and marine products so as to develop food sufficiency of the global people, he said.
The 6th conference runs till 3 June, followed by the 9th annual meeting on 4 and 5 June.
After the opening ceremony, the union minister met Global CC advisor Dr Jurgen Blaser, RECOFTC-ASFCC director Dr Tint Lwin Thaung, Head of ASFN Secretariat Ms Sagita Arhidani and Senior Advisor ASFCC Dr Doris Capistrano to discuss matters related to ASEAN Social Forestry Network.

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