World Environment Day: iGP greets world citizens on WED, calls upon them to restore their ecosystems!

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INDIA GREENS PARTY

Press Statement

Unchir-Dunktok, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 5 June 2021: The India Greens Party (iGP) today extended its best wishes to the world citizens on the occasion of the World Environment Day (WED) and called upon them to make peace with Nature by restoring their ecosystems.

In a press statement issued here on the occasion of the WED, the IGP President Suresh Nautiyal said the humans can make peace with Nature by growing trees, greening cities, rewilding gardens, changing diets or cleaning up rivers and coasts. 

The WED is celebrated on 5 June every year and it is the UN’s principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. 

Each year, the WED provides a new theme that the governments, organisations, corporations, NGOs, communities and all celebrities worldwide adopt to advocate environmental causes. 

The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is: “Ecosystem Restoration” and this coincides with the launch of the “UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration”. 

Mr Nautiyal said ecosystem restoration means assisting in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded or destroyed, as well as conserving the ecosystems that are still intact. 

The Green leader said healthier ecosystems, with richer biodiversity, yield greater benefits such as more fertile soils, bigger yields of timber and fish, and larger stores of greenhouse gases. 

“At the same time, we need to find time for Nature and rededicate ourselves to protect it from all impending ecological and environmental threats,” the Green leader elaborated.

Mr Nautiyal said restoration can happen in many ways – for example through actively planting or by removing pressures so that Nature can recover on its own. It is not always possible – or desirable – to return an ecosystem to its original state. We still need farmland and infrastructure on land that was once forest, for instance, and ecosystems, like societies, need to adapt to a changing climate.

Every World Environment Day is hosted by a different country, in which official celebrations take place, and this year’s host is Pakistan. The Government of Pakistan plans to expand and restore the country’s forests through a “10-Billion Tree Tsunami” spread over five years. The campaign includes restoring mangroves and forests, as well as planting trees in urban settings, including schools, colleges, public parks and green belts.

On the occasion, Mr Nautiyal called upon the Government of India not go ahead with all those projects that posed threats to the ecology and environment and put the future of the generations ahead in danger.

“On this occasion, it is important to know that climate emergency is for real and it is the responsibility of every citizen and every government to deal with the critical situation. It is high time to learn from the Corona pandemic, which is a result of the ecological crisis,” the IGP President pointed out.

-Issued by iGP Office Secretary & PS to President, Deepak Dabral. 

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