World leader expressed their worried about ecological safety and conducted World ecological Safety Assembly (WESA) in Bali to discuss the matter. The second WESA held from 9th to 12th of December, 2012. Over 600 participants from more than 80 countries attended the assembly, including over 100 leaders of political parties, parliaments, countries and international organizations.
The assembly lasted two days during which the participants held in-depth discussion closely around the theme of “Survival and Development” and voted through the productive World Ecological Civilization Declaration and Ecological Safety Action Plan.
According to Marzuki Alie, Chairman of the 2nd World Ecological Safety Assembly and Speaker of the House of Representatives of Republic of Indonesia, the conference would exert significant influence on the world ecological safety construction and make important contribution to achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals.
He said that the conference was a milestone in Indonesia’s progress of ecological safety construction. Showing that the ecological undertaking of Indonesia had reached an international level, and the people of Indonesia were visionary in the ecological development in the country and would make great efforts and contribute to world ecological safety.
During the opening, Sok An, former Chairman of 1st WESA spoke highly of the new progress of world ecological safety construction made since the First World Ecological Safety Assembly and the effort made by IESCO during the past two years. He also placed high hopes on the Second World Ecological Safety Assembly.
He said that the global ecological system is an inseparable organic integrity. Ecological and environment issues are transnational and global, thus ecological safety is closely related to national security and international security, which sets a challenge for the traditional view of sovereignty. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain ecological safety, ensure human survival and promote international collaboration. The Kingdom of Cambodia will further strengthen cooperation with IESCO and make more contributions to the sustainable development of the human society.
At the end of the opening ceremony, H.E. Mr. Sok An launched the "6+1 Mekong River Ecological Safety Forum". Made Mangku Pastika, Governor of Bali Province of Republic of Indonesia, launched the "World Ecological Safety Forum of Island Countries”. The global ecological safety construction has entered a new era thence.
During the following two days, leaders of political parties and parliaments, heads of governments, ministers, experts and leaders of international organizations held productive dialogues around the four themes of the assembly, i.e., Resource Scarcity and Sustainable Development, Urban Disaster Prevention/Reduction and International Cooperation, Ecological Safety Legislation and Practice, Climate Change Effects and Countermeasures.
Compared with the First World Ecological Safety Assembly, this assembly stressed more the “International, High-Level and Authoritative” orientation. The productive document of this assembly--World Ecological Civilization Declaration and Ecological Safety Action Plan, in particular, confirmed that ecological civilization is a new form of civilization following the primitive civilization, agricultural civilization and industrial civilization in the history of human society.
It is the total of the products of all material and spiritual achievements in constructing a harmonious and orderly ecological mechanism and building the healthy living environment. In addition, the Ecological Safety Action Plan confirms that political parties, state parliaments, governmental agencies, international organizations and all sectors of the community are major actors of the World Ecological Civilization Declaration and Ecological Safety Action Plan.