World Environment Day is celebrated in the country and elsewhere in the world today (Saturday) with the theme “Restoring ecosystems” and the slogan “Join the restoration of generations” announced by the United Nations Program for the Environment. environment (UNEP).
The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change has developed various programs to educate the masses in this regard.
The Department of the Environment (DoE) has taken steps to publish supplements today in national dailies.
Banners and festoons were installed in important places, facilities and roads in the city to encourage people to plant saplings aimed at protecting the environment.
President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina released separate messages on World Environment Day on Friday.
In a message published on the occasion of World Environment Day, President Md Abdul Hamid said that there is no alternative to protecting the environment to save human civilization.
“There is an alternative to environmental protection and restoration of degraded environment aimed at safeguarding the existence of human civilization,” he said.
Abdul Hamid said the existence of human civilization is now at stake due to environmental degradation, destruction of forests, uncontrolled pollution and the impacts of climate change.
He called on all parties concerned to take measures to safeguard the environment in order to make development sustainable.
The president said that Bangladesh suffers natural disasters every year due to its geographical location and it is also facing the adverse effects of climate change.
Referring to article 18 (A) of the country’s Constitution, he said by inserting this article, the obligation and importance of environmental protection has been reflected in the highest law of the country. country.
In another message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh’s leadership in environmental diplomacy is praised on the world stage due to his government’s success in environmental conservation.
She mentioned that Bangladesh chairs the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) Group of Finance Ministers to protect the interests of climate vulnerable countries.
The prime minister said her government has formulated a national adaptation plan while the Bangladesh Delta Plan-2100 is being implemented to achieve sustainable development goals by reducing losses from natural disasters and climate change.
Sheikh Hasina said that a crore of saplings has already been planted as part of the celebration of the centenary of the birth of the father of the Bangabandhu Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
She said that the relentless development work and industrialization of developed countries is causing a continuous increase in global warming and climate change.
Due to the adverse effects of climate change, Bangladesh has become one of the most vulnerable countries, she said.
World Environment Day is the most important day of the United Nations to encourage awareness and global action for the protection of the environment.
Since its inception in 1974, it has grown into a global public awareness platform widely celebrated in over 100 countries.