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8th Pacific Ozone Network Talks Open

It is our moral and social obligation to protect our environment, says Samuela Namosimalua. The Permament Secretary for Local Government, Housing and Environment made the remark when he opened the
30 Sep 2015 10:32
8th Pacific Ozone  Network Talks Open
Mr Sanjee Singh a giving food to Anita Reddy an elderly member of Senior Citizens Home in Samabula yesterday. Photo: Shahani Mala.

It is our moral and social obligation to protect our environment, says Samuela Namosimalua.

The Permament Secretary for Local Government, Housing and Environment made the remark when he opened the 8th Pacific Island Countries National Ozone Officers Network meeting at Tokatoka Resort in Nadi yesterday.

“Our lives are heavily dependent on technology and through this dependency. It has had a large impact on industry, lifestyle, agriculture and settlement patterns including the increase in the demand for more energy.

“If all these accelerated changes are caused by man’s activities, than I believe it is our moral and social obligation to do something about it as we owe the survival of this planet to the next generation.

“It should be noted that this is a significant meeting as the outcome of your deliberation will pave the way for the region and Pacific Island countries.

“This forum is important in the Pacific’s pursuit towards protecting the environment and your task in the next few days is to reflect on current implementations in your country.,”

He said the meeting would assist individual countries.

“This meeting will enable you to strengthen our pursuit towards protecting our environment, improving energy efficiency, mitigating the impacts of climate change, sustaining our economies and addressing the health and safety of our people.

Meanwhile, the week-long meeting continues today.

luke.nacei@fijisun.com.fj

 




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