World Environment Day today

World Environment Day today

Staff Correspondent

Published: 08:24 5 June 2022   Updated: 11:17 5 June 2022

This year`s theme of the day is `Only One Earth: Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature`

This year`s theme of the day is `Only One Earth: Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature`

The World Environment Day, 2022 is being celebrated in the country as elsewhere around the world on Sunday with a view to creating mass awareness for conservation of nature and environment.

This year's theme of the day is 'Only One Earth: Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature'.

Different government and non-government organisations (NGOs), as well as educational institutions, have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day.

President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued separate messages on the occasion of the day, wishing success of all programmes of the day.

In his message, the President said there is no alternative to build a close relation with the nature and environment for the existence of mankind in the world.

"Bangladesh is enriched with unique natural beauty. Geographical location, hills, rivers, forests and the Bay of Bengal has made Bangladesh into a splendorous land for living," he said, adding that People of this country also depend on the nature for their livelihood.

President Abdul Hamid called upon all the concerned to take steps to save environment to make development sustainable.

He said the government has declared the important areas for biodiversity and environment as the 'protected and environmentally critical areas', and it has been taking and implementing development projects to manage the ecosystem and biodiversity of these areas.

He said initiatives have been taken to ensure environmental sustainable development in all the economic sectors of the country.

The President said special emphasis has been given on the establishment of new economic zones and industries following the proper environmental rules and regulations.

 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said existence of human civilization is now at stake due to mainly to climate change. In line with the initiatives of the United Nations, Bangladesh government has updated Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) and formulated National Adaptation Plan to attain sustainable development goals (SDGs) by reducing losses of natural disasters and climate change.

The government has also formulated 'Mujib Climate Prosperity Plan' that makes Bangladesh's development trend climate tolerant, she added.

After overcoming the impacts of Covid-19, the government has been implementing various programmes laying emphasis on conservation of nature and environment to achieve Sustainable Development Goals 2030 declared by the United Nations.

"I hope that people's awareness and involvement will be increased in conservation and protection of environment through observance of World Environment Day.