Massive tree plantation stressed for adaption of climate change

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)