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President points out to the world from Kenya the significance of living in a secure environment

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By ITN News Editor March 14, 2019 19:34

President points out to the world from Kenya the significance of living in a secure environment

President Maithripala Sirisena has said that the main responsibility of everyone today is to ensure the right of the people to live in a secure environment and to introduce environmental friendly economic trends based on sustainable global economic indicators. The President made this observation delivering his special address at the Fourth Sessions of the United Nations Environment Conference being held in Nairobi Kenya.
The theme of the United Nations Environment Conference is “Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production.” President Maithripala Sirisena joined in this conference at a special invitee on an invitation extended by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. The President and the other State leaders walked to the conference premises to participate in the conference.French President Emmanuel Macron and Madagascar President Andri Rajoilina joined in the conference.
The conference is being held at the United Nations Environment Organizational Head Office in Nairobi. It is being attended by a group of Environment Ministers of 58 countries and more than 5000 representatives.
On arrival at the auditorium President Maithripala Sirisena was accorded a rousing welcome by Cabinet Secretary of Kenya Monica Kuma and a group including Deputy Secretary General of Kenya of the United Nations. A parallel conference under the title “New Business Models for Renewable Energy” opened before the inauguration of the main conference and it was attended by President Maithripala Sirisena. It was followed by the opening of the fourth sessions of the United Nations Environment Conference.
In his address, the President said that Sri Lanka is willing to pursue sustainable consumption and production into agriculture / science and technology. Noteworthy was the presentation of four proposals to the United Nations Environment Conference with Sri Lanka’s co-sponsorship.
The President said
“The aim of this conference is to find solutions for environmental issues and find solutions for sustainable consumption for sustainable solutions. The attention of the conference is drawn toissues faced by island states such as Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka is also gearing up for the sustainable management of mangroves, management, food waste and waste management, maritime waste management and solid waste management. I would like to state here that Sri Lanka is the first country that has created a policy regarding sustainable consumption and sustainable production in the South Asian region. I introduced a policy to create a green Sri Lanka under my control.
The Ocean and land are covered under the green scheme we have implemented. We will be targeting to create clean cities with a clean atmosphere by 2025, under the programme for clean air ventilation in urban areas. Considering the environmental damage caused by burning vehicles, a program was formulated to limit vehicle imports. In addition, a comprehensive program is being implemented to clear the rivers. As the Minister of Environment, I have taken steps to ban certain polythene production and use. We also banned the use of polythene in a free environment.”
During his visit President Maithripala Sirisena is due to meet Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor March 14, 2019 19:34

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