IMO GOVERNMENT MARKS WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL DAY
2020 World Environment Day, Targets Unsustainable Human Activities Reduction, Says Imo Commissioner for Environment
The Imo State Commissioner for Environment, Dr Ikechukwu Njoku, has hinted that this year's world environment day, primarily targets the reduction of unsustainable human activities with negative effects on the environment.
Dr Njoku disclosed this recently, while speaking to newsmen on the factors that could guarantee a sustainable human environment.
He pointed out that the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), is a leading voice on the environment, which provides and encourages partnership in caring for nature by inspiring and enabling nations to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
He noted that the theme of this year's world environment day is "Biodiversity ", adding that the day is being marked by over 143 countries of the world.
The Commissioner further disclosed that the consumable food, the air and water, including the climate all come from nature, hence the need for people to be protective of their environment. Hear him," yet these are exceptional times in which nature is sending message to us. To care for ourselves, we must care for nature. It's time to wake up, to raise our voices and build a better environment for our people. This world Environment day is time for bringing nature back to our lives. Global challenges like climate, the unprecedented loss of biodiversity and the spread of devastating pandemics are sending a clear message. It's time to fix our broken relationship with nature. As the world emerges from the COVID-19 crisis, it's more important than ever to build a more resilient society. The post 2020 global biodiversity frame-work will play a vital role in creating a more sustainable future". He added.
Dr Njoku also disclosed that nature that sustains both mental and physical well-being of individuals in managing health threats occasioned by climate change.