EcoWeek 2014: Focus on Climate Change

02 Jun 2014

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The modern society is faced with a range of global and regional issues, including the drying out of the Aral Sea, loss of biodiversity, desertification, land and water degradation, accumulation of significant volumes of industrial and other kind of waste. It is noteworthy that the humans themselves become the cause to the worsening of the environmental problems while suffering from them.

The celebration of the World Environment Day allows drawing public attention to the critical issues of the environment and the problems around preservation of life on earth which mostly remain outside our usual everyday concerns. It is important that each person feels the important role he or she plays in solving the environmental problems, and is motivated to contribute to this common cause. We all know that sustainable human development is possible only in a stable and healthy environment.

In order to further develop the environmental education, join the people’s efforts and enhance environmental security, the organizers, including the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection and UNDP, have planned a variety of activities for various community groups.

The EcoWeek 2014 program will include a youth conference to be held in Tashkent under the title of ‘Human, Society, Environment”, a training on environmental education in the Namangan Region, media and press tours to the Joint Venture ‘GMPowertrainUzbekistan’, LLC “NEOSUNLIGT” and to the Jizzakh Region’s farms introducing energy efficient technologies, scientific conferences in Tashkent, Nukus and Karshi, radio panel games on energy efficiency broadcast by the national radio channel, youth activities, competitions and much more.

The EcoWeek 2014 opening ceremony will showcase some of the achievements of the environmental projects implemented in Uzbekistan in the field of renewable energy and energy conservation, waste management, environmental management in industry and agriculture, and inform the visitors of the main aspects of the event and answer the media’s questions.

Speaking of the radio panel games and EcoWeek activities in general, radio journalists say: “It is not the first year that we are doing panel games on energy efficiency and extensively inform people of the large-scale environmental activities, and people love it!”

The EcoWeek 2014 activities are expected to contribute to raising the people’s awareness of the importance of healthy environment for the country’s social and economic growth and inform of the large-scale measures Uzbekistan is taking to ensure sustainable environmental protection and development.

The World Environment Day, celebrated annually on June 5 worldwide, was adopted by the UN General Assembly Resolution of 1972 based on the results of the Stockholm Conference on the Environment. It was at that Conference that for the first time ever it was declared that the protection and improvement of the environment for the contemporary generations and those to come was the mankind’s paramount task.