UN coordinator raises concern on importance of environment

Climate Change is happening so we want to adapt, and the environment is very important to us, says United Nations resident coordinator in Papua New Guinea Roy Trivedy.

He praised residents for joining in on the World Environment Day celebrations today at the Port Moresby Nature Park.

This day has been recognised annually by the UN since 1974.

And Trivedy said being the fourth mega diverse region in the whole world, it was great for PNG to observe the day.

“People’s lives here connect with nature and it’s great to see so many young and old people and business houses,” he said, making mention of some like the Kreativ Kanaka and Total Waste Management.

“Of course we need to use the environment to improve people’s lives and livelihood but we also need to conserve it for the future generation,” Trivedy added.

He said the Pacific was one of those that really pushed for environment and climate issue to be part of the UN SDG and it was great to see those goals reflected.

The celebrations come a day after the United States pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Trivedy said it was disappointing move while emphasising that climate change is real.

Gloria Bauai