RANGPUR, Speakers at a programme stressed the need for massive tree plantation to reduce environmental degradation and adapt to adverse impacts of climate change for a safer planet.
They expressed the view at the discussion organised by divisional office
of the Department of Environment (DoE) at Town Hall auditorium here on
Thursday afternoon to observe the World Environmental Day2019 with the theme
of 'Beat Air Pollution.'
Earlier, Divisional Commissioner KM Tariqul Islam led a rally that was
brought out on the city streets with participation of government and NGO
officials, environmentalists, students, youths, professionals, civil society
members and elite.
Later, Deputy Inspector General for Rangpur Range of Bangladesh Police
Devdas Bhattacharya attended the discussion as the chief guest with
Divisional Director of the DoE Abul Kalam Azad in the chair.
Deputy Commissioner Enamul Habib, environmental activists Professor
Mohammad Shah Alam, Abdul Wahab Miah, executives of different NGOs and youths
also spoke on the occasion.
Abul Kalam Azad in his welcome speech discussed the environmental
degradation being caused by climate change due to global warming and various
steps taken by the present government to adapt to the situation.
The chief guest stressed on planting tree saplings to reduce environmental
degradation and improve environment and save agriculture sector to keep food
production increasing under adverse situations.
The Deputy Commissioner called for innovating and adopting effective
technologies to adapt to climate change and keep crop production increasing
amid adverse situations for ensuring future food security.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)