Wednesday July 24, 2019

Our Culture of Environmental Protection has long been Forgotten, says Union Minister Harsh Vardhan

The Environment Minister at the Union, Harsh Vardhan, stated that India has forgotten its important culture of environment protection

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Union Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan. Twitter
  • Harsh Vardhan, India’s Union Minister, stated that environmental protection, which is a part of the country’s culture, has been fading away
  • The Environment minister blames the modern lifestyle behind this problem
  • He also stressed that the issue of global warming is taken seriously and attempts are underway in all organizations

July 08, 2017: During a plantation drive at a District Park in Paschim Vihar that marked the beginning of ‘Van Mahotsav’ celebrations, the Union Minister Harsh Vardhan stated that Environmental protection is a significant part of the Indian culture.

Blaming the present and modern day lifestyle habits, he notes that we are forgetting our culture and letting the environment concerns eliminate from it.

Stressing the importance of scientific research, the Environment Minister urged science to solve the basic problems such as water and sanitation. He suggests the scientists to “start from the grassroots level”

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He also claimed that India could have set up a big example for the whole world had it stuck and continued with environmental protection in accordance with its culture. He reminded us that water, forests, air, and land are a matter of serious concern.

Dr. Vardhan also expanded that the issue of climate change and global warming is a burning issue and that all organizations of the government are making sincere efforts to take effective actions.

In times of potential danger to humanity, the minister said that ‘environmental soldiers’ are necessary for the country.

ISRO is working in the field of carbon emissions. The International Solar Alliance (ISA), with the cooperation of France, is a Prime Minister’s initiative to address climate change.

On this special occasion, the efforts of Anil Madhav Dave, a former environmental minister were also acknowledged.

– prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394

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UN Appeals Nations to Reduce Carbon Emissions by 45 Percent by 2030

According to UN, the last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3 degrees Celsius since 1900

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Greenhouse gases have continued to climb, and "climate change is occurring much faster than anticipated," the report said. Pixabay

Stressing the impact of climate change on people’s lives, the United Nations here on Tuesday appealed all countries to reduce carbon emissions by 45 per cent by 2030.

Addressing mediapersons, Luis Alfonso de Alba, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action Summit, said all countries had been asked to formulate plans and demonstrate that addressing climate change issue was “possible”.

Leaders of all countries had been invited to the summit with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally-determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent over the next decade, and net zero emissions by 2050, he said.

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According to UN, the last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3 degrees Celsius since 1900. Wikimedia Commons

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres has convened the summit in New York in September. According to UN, the last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3 degrees Celsius since 1900.

Twenty-eight companies with $1.3 trillion market capitalisation were stepping up to set a new level of climate ambition in a response to a call to act ahead of the summit, Alba said. (VOA)