Indian Council for Human Relations, together organized a panel discussion on ‘Green Development’ at the WWF-India Auditorium in the capital, to bring in the World Environment Day.World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness for taking positive environmental action to protect nature and our planet Earth. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 on the day that the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began its proceedings.
NEW DELHI : The World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness for taking positive environmental action to protect nature and our planet Earth. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 on the day that the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began its proceedings.
Over the years, World Environment Day has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders all over the world.
On Wednesday, 3 June 2015, WWF-India and the Indian Council for Human Relations Organized Panel discussion on Green Development. The Panel consisted of renowned personalities, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu, Padma Vibhushan Dr.Sonal Mansingh, CEO-WWF India Ravi Singh and Director-UNIC Kiran M-Kerpelman.
Suresh Prabhu, who was also the Chief Guest for the evening, said “We are all connected to each other ecologically and need to make people realize that we are facing an existential crisis today. To tackle climate change we need to act as good global citizens and work in a collaborative way – as countries as well as people”
He added that the Indian Railways is taking steps to minimize their adverse impact on the environment..”We are trying to use solar power in trains, as well as ensuring judicial use of water and other natural resources” he said.
Ms. Kerpelman conveyed the United Nation’s message while elaborating on the importance of this day.
Stressing on the importance of the World Environment Day as a medium to raise global awareness to save the environment, Ravi Singh said “World Environment Day also provides a chance to environmentally conscious citizens and organizations to spread the message of personal responsibility and collective action.
WWF-India has observed this day across its landscapes and branches to build support towards conservation issues”
Ratan Kaul, VP-ICUNR spoke about the importance of balancing people, planet and profits as we wager on towards the green movement, in her closing remarks as she delivered the vote of thanks. The discussion was followed by an interactive session with the distinguished audience.
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