National Eco-Security System Pakistan (NESS-Pak) established

The Preparatory Committee for National Eco-Security System Pakistan (NESS-Pak) was established, to be hosted by the Dairy Science Park (DSP) at Peshawar. The Preparatory Committee NESS-SC Pakistan will be headed by Prof M Subhan Qureshi as President and Prof Sher Bahadar Khan would work as Secretary. The Preparatory Committee will work with Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan (AWKUM) to promote the formal establishment of the NESS-SC Pakistan and National Eco-Security System Research Center (NESS-RC) . The decision was made in an online meeting with the senior executives of NESS-International Science Network (ISN), Mr. Dexin Tian, Founder, Chief Scientist and Secretary General of NESS-ISN and Dr. Yan Xie, International Coordinator of NESS-ISN and Associate Research Professor, Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

One Target – An Eco-Security for All: Haikou Initiative” – An Eco-Security System for All” was launched during the 2022 NESS International Science Congress. Prof M Subhan Qureshi, President Dairy Science Park supported the initiative which was acknowledged through a certificate. 

The National Eco-Security System (NESS) International Science Network, Haikou Forestry Bureau, and Hainan Normal University, together with the other 22 co-organizers, sponsored the first NESS International Science Congress and Workshop on An Eco-Security System for All People in Haikou, Hainan Province, China, between 18th and 19th November, 2022.  202 experts and scholars from 156 institutions in 26 countries attended the onsite-online hybrid meetings and reached the following consensus on the keynote of jointly building an Eco-Security System for All People”.

Several global reports warn that the current global ecological crisis has severely threatened the  long-term survival of human beings. The opposition, conflict, and social division caused by various factors make it difficult for  human beings to gather strength and unite to deal with the deteriorating ecological disaster. Humanity has once again found  themselves standing at a crucial crossroads.

At the 2017 annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chinese  President Xi Jinping proposed to the international community a Chinese plan: “Building a Community with a Shared Future for  Mankind (CSFM) to achieve win-win sharing”. The concept of building a CSFM has been written into many resolutions of the  UN and is recognized and endorsed by more and more countries.  

“An Eco-Security System for All People” – that is the Ecological Security (Eco-Security) conditions necessary for survival of human beings, and National Eco-Security Systems (NESS) that each country builds at the national level in order to maintain Eco-Security for its own people – are the guarantee bottom-line and an important cornerstone of CSFM.

The 2022 NESS Congress proposed to the international scientific community and scientists from all over  the world the following initiative call: i) the scientists, universities, scientific research institutes and other institution in various countries to pay close attention  to the Eco-Security bottom-line necessary for the long-term survival of the children of ourselves and our own countries, and to actively support and participate in relevant scientific research and collaborative actions in their countries and; ii) the international scientific community, universities, research institutions, and international organizations to pay attention to the Eco-Security targets needed for the sustainable survival of all children and mankind around the world, form consensus and actively support and participate in relevant scientific research collaborations and joint actions around the theme of  establishing “an Eco-Security System for All”  

The following guidelines were agreed upon, in the online meeting between DSP and NESS-ISN representatives for NESS Pakistan: i) Eco-security concept would be introduced among local community and public/private support organisations. Food security initiatives would be integrated with eco-security to conserve the local animals and plants, against the invasive high yielding breeds and varieties. Social support would be attracted to support the protected area systems of biodiversity; Biorisk Management initiated under the DSP would continue to protect public health and the environment. Entrepreneurship development across the food value chain would be promoted to help the local community in finding access to quality foods and decent employment. Policy guidelines would be developed to support pastures, ranges and forest areas for better productivity, avoiding environmental hazards; ii) Joint actions would be launched involving multiple stakeholders from various disciplines to reach the ultimate goals of An Eco-Security System for All People (ESSAP)”. ESSAP calls each country to maintain Eco-Security for its own people as the guarantee bottom-line and an important cornerstone of CSFM; iii) the Eco-Security System would be split into five Components as follows:  i) Environment Security; ii) Biological Diversity; iii) Food Security; iv) Public Health Security and; v) Livelihood Security.

Participation would be attracted from various professional disciplines and segments of the society. Scientists would be invited to promote scientific research and cooperative actions on the Eco-Security bottom-line necessary for the long-term survival of people in their own countries; and call on the international scientific community to promote scientific research cooperation and joint actions to reach the Eco-Security goal needed for the survival of all mankind.

Prof M Subhan Qureshi, President; drmsqureshi@gmail.com; WhatsApp: +92 300 587 7933

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