New Delhi: “Nature is sending us a clear message. We are harming the natural world – to our own detriment. Habitat degradation and biodiversity loss are accelerating. Climate disruption is getting worse. Fires, floods, droughts and superstorms are more frequent and damaging. Oceans are heating and acidifying, destroying coral ecosystems. And now, a new coronavirus is raging, undermining health and livelihoods. To care for humanity, we MUST care for nature. We need our entire global community to change course,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor AAFT University of Media And Arts in a webinar organized by International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry on World Environment Day.
“Human actions, including deforestation, encroachment on wildlife habitats, intensified agriculture, and acceleration of climate change, have pushed nature beyond its limit. It would take 1.6 Earths to meet the demands that humans make of nature each year. If we continue on this path, biodiversity loss will have severe implications for humanity, including the collapse of food and health systems,” explained Sushil Tripathi former Secretary Government of India Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas
“Let’s rethink what we buy and use. Adopt sustainable habits, farming and business models. Safeguard remaining wild spaces and wildlife and commit to a green and resilient future. As we work to build back better, let’s put nature where it belongs — at the heart of our decision-making. On this World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature,” added Dr. K. D. Gupta Chairman Environment and Climate Committee of ICMEI.
Dr. Sandeep Marwah earlier titled as Global Green Ambassador listed out the series of work they have designed on the table as planning and at their performances at grass root level.
Mohd. Haleem Khan former Secretary Government of India Ministry of Finance and Subhash Agarwal CMD SMC & President IASRD also spoke on the occasion.