World Environment Day Symposium June 5

| June 1, 2015

Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, through the department of environmental affairs, will host the World Environment Day Symposium in Gaborone on June 5.

A press release from the ministry stated that the objectives of the symposium would be to explore the prevailing environment issues and challenges in the eco-regions of the country, looking at the threats and the mitigation measures in place.

The symposium, themed Seven Billion Dreams: One Planet: Consume with Care, would also raise global awareness in order to take positive environmental action that will protect nature.

The release noted that evidence was building that people were consuming far more natural resources than what the planet could sustainably provide. It further stated that World Environment Day commemoration would be target the mining, energy, manufacturing and environment sectors.

The sectors will be making presentations on the environmental challenges they encountered and mitigation measures put in place to address the challenges.

The release said the targeted districts were South East, Southern, Kweneng, greater Gaborone and Kgatleng.

There will be other commemorations organised by other partner institutions, which include the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in the form of a clean-up campaign around the Gaborone dam.

Debswana will also in Orapa commemorate the Day while there will also be a workshop in Palapye concentrating on issues relating to illegal sand mining, states the release.

Source : Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism

Source : Botswana Daily News

Category: General

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