Monday, December 9th, 2019

We should make collective efforts to find sustainable solutions

 INVC NEWS
Chandigarh,

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Dushyant Chautala has urged the Minister, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to include Climate Change and Sustainability Classes in the Education Curriculum.

          In a letter sent to the Minister, Ministry of Human Resource Development, the Deputy Chief Minister said that keeping in view the fact that Climate Change is one of the major challenges being faced by developing countries including us, which has severe impact on the health of every citizen, therefore Climate Change and Sustainability Classes as a pan of curriculum in Education policy should be introduced throughout the country as it would act as the edifice of our "Safe and Healthy”.

          In the sent letter, the Deputy Chief Minister while giving an example of Italy, said that recently, Italy has become the first country to make "Climate Change and Sustainability Classes" compulsory in schools.  Thus such learning and awareness should begin right from primary to higher education level so that our future generation would recognise the importance of Climate and Sustainable Development.

          In the sent letter the Deputy Chief Minister said has also raised concern over the recent pollution situation in the NCR mode which had converted the whole region as gas chamber.

          He said that the alarming situation even made Prime Minister's office, Apex Court to intervene.  He said that now, it is high time that we should make collective efforts to find sustainable solutions.

          He said that the root cause of Climate Change has been enhanced pace of unsustainable development coupled with mass consumption of fossil fuels and deforestation. He said that pertinently, these human triggered activities are usually undertaken haphazardly due to the lack of awareness about the negative impacts of the environment.

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