On World Environment Day, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday urged people to find sustainable solutions in every sphere of life.
Keeping in view the ecological crisis that the planet faces, M Venkaiah Naidu said efforts must be enhanced towards preserving biodiversity and restoring fragmented ecosystems.
Such efforts, he said, would not only fight climate crisis but also ensure food security, water supply and safety of people.
On World Environment Day, I call upon the people, governments & all other stakeholders to intensify their efforts for protecting nature and finding sustainable solutions in every sphere of life. #WorldEnvironmentDay pic.twitter.com/QpxlLkmNLB
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) June 5, 2020
“Let there be a new beginning on this World Environment Day.Together, we can secure the well-being of the people and the planet,” the Vice President’s Secretariat tweeted.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu stressed on the need for the world to come together to take proactive steps for creating sustainable solutions to protect the environment.
In a Facebook post, Vice President highlighted the role India has been playing in bringing the world together to find renewable energy solutions.
“India in 2015 initiated the International Solar Alliance, which not only showed its unwavering commitment to fighting global warming but also gave a global platform to solar-rich countries to promote the use of solar energy to meet their energy needs,” he said.
Vice President called for more such constructive steps so that there could be less damage to the environment.
He mentioned how growing industrialization, urbanization, deforestation, habitat degradation, pollution, and climate change were some of the major threats to the environment.
Calling the COVID-19 pandemic as a wakeup call, Vice President mentioned how the pandemic brought into sharp focus, the extent of man-made damage to the environment and highlighted the need for the world to come together to protect the environment from further damage.
“From afforestation to clean energy to wildlife conservation to groundwater replenishment, a 360-degree approach is the need of the hour,” he said.
He further stressed on the need to give equal importance to the environment along with development.
“Economic development and environmental conservation are not mutually exclusive goals and must simply go hand-in-hand” he said.
Vice President called for state-citizen cooperation in protecting the environment, and urged citizens to do their bit for the cause.