Tehran to Host 17th APPCED Meeting
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Secretary General of Asia-Pacific Parliamentarians’ Conference on Environment and Development (APPCED) described the details of the three-day gathering scheduled for August 23-25.
“The conference is important and unique as it is completely scientific and could yield good environmental decisions,” said Mohammad Reza Tabesh who is also Chairman of the Iranian Parliament’s Environment and Sustainable Development Faction.
Tabesh added that issues as diverse as legislating environment laws , the negative environment impacts of crises in Gaza, Syria, and Afghanistan, water crisis, energy crisis, forest destruction as well as countering scientific apartheid, and environmental ethics will be on agenda in the 17th APPCED conference to be held in the Iranian capital Tehran.
The 16th APPCED conference was held in Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu in January 2013 with more than 100 delegations from 46 countries in attendance.
APPCED was founded in June 1993 by the Korean Parliamentary League on Children, Population and Environment (CEP) following the Rio Earth Summit in 1992. The purpose of the inception was to organize meetings among member countries to seek joint measures against environmental concerns in the regions. Currently it has a membership of 46 countries.