King’s Commissioner video speech at Kubuqi virtual conference

17 June was the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, honoured by United Nations. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness about the presences of desertification and drought.

The King’s Commissioner of Zuid Holland his excellency Jaap Smit was asked by Elion to provide a speech at the Kubuqi virtual conference.

In his speech, he pointed out that Netherlands had years of experiences in dealing with water issues. However, due to climate change, drought has become an increasing challenge.

It is very important that especially under this global challenge, we should work together to find solutions.

Elion ecological restoration dedicated its years of experiences in greening the Kubuqi Desert.

Next to Mr Jaap Smit, the Executive Secretary for desertification and Drought Day Mr Ibrahim Thiaw of Mauritania also gave a speech at the virtual conference.

Elion’s subsidiary - Elion Europe Innovation Centre - registered in the Netherlands in 2019. It is currently actively collaborating with Dutch organisations in researching solutions for nature based solution to solve environmental challenges such as water/soil contamination, climate adaptations.