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Toronto, June 6 (Canadian-Media): On World Environment Day, which was observed yesterday, we are encouraged to reconnect with nature and celebrate the places that matter most to us. media reports said.
This year’s theme for the World Environment Day was “Connecting People to Nature.” on this day we are reminded to take action to conserve and protect our nature.
This year's host country is Canada, where there will be lots of official celebrations.
World Environment Day coincides with Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations and represents a sense of identity the Canadian people draw from their natural heritage.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on World Environment Day:
“Today, we join the global community to celebrate World Environment Day – an opportunity to connect with nature and to recommit ourselves to build a cleaner, more sustainable world for generations to come. This year, Canada will host the official global celebrations for the first time. We are proud to celebrate our shared environment, and to work with our partners around the world to leave a cleaner, healthier planet for all our children.
“The theme for this year’s World Environment Day, ‘Connecting People to Nature,’ encourages us to get outdoors, appreciate the healthy ecosystems that contribute to our well-being, and do our part to protect the planet we share...Canada has taken strong steps to protect the environment and promote clean economic growth. We adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, launched the Oceans Protection Plan, and continue to support developing countries in mitigating and adapting to climate change. Despite this progress, we have much more work to do. Our Government is committed to work with people around the world and at home, including young people and Indigenous Peoples, to find concrete, effective solutions to environmental issues.
“Today, I ask all Canadians and everyone around the world to remember we share one planet. Climate change does not recognize borders, and few challenges have ever been so global in scale. Our children's future depends on our immediate and collective response.”
Citizens, everywhere, are encouraged to discover their natural environment, appreciate the benefits of clean air and water and healthy ecosystems.
Canada’s environmental accomplishments to date are: The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, is our plan developed with the provinces and territories and in consultation with Indigenous peoples with the aim to reduce emissions and grow the economy.
Our plan includes a pan-Canadian approach to achieve carbon pollution reductions across all sectors of our economy.
Apart from carbon pollution reduction, the pan-Canadian approach aims to increase technology development and adoption to ensure Canadian businesses are competitive in the global low-carbon economy as well as drive innovation and growth to meet our emissions-reduction target and grow the economy.
Conservation targets plans with an aim of protecting at least 17 percent of the country’s terrestrial areas and inland waters by 2020
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
Image of World Environment Day 2017: Facebook page