Shimla: As the earth faces an environmental catastrophe, it’s time for us to act, and it’s now or never. The danger to the world this time is very much real and near too. The theme for this year is ‘Your Planet Needs You – Unite to Combat Climate Change’. It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests.
World Environment Day is being observed by the Himachal Pradesh chapter of Indian Federation of United Nations Associations (IFUNA) on June 5 at St. Bede’s College, Shimla. Himvani is associating with IFUNA to create a people’s movement around the issue of climate change. The motive is to sensitize people of Himachal Pradesh on how climate change is affecting our environment and our lives, along with sensitizing people on how small individual efforts can go a long way in preventing climate change.
In this light, we invite Himvani readers to share their experiences and knowledge on the topic “Adapting to Climate Change: The Way Ahead”. The writers of two best articles will be given an opportunity to share their views on climate change with the august gathering during the World Environment Day event at St. Bede’s College in Shiml on June 5. Send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org and write My Thoughts on Preventing Climate Change in the subject line. Follow this link to read what other readers have contributed on the issue.