KAMPALA — Uganda’s Little Hands Go Green whose role is to see that every child plants and owns a fruit tree will Friday June 5 hold a scientific celebration of World Environment Day in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic.
The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is, ‘Time for Nature,‘ with a focus on its role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human development.
Mr. Joseph Masembe, said the discussion to be moderated by some of the organisation’s Child Green ambassadors will bring together experts to find solutions on key issues surrounding the environment and biodiversity.
The online discussion will feature Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah, Dr Tom Okurut; Executive Director National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Tom Okello; National Forestry Authority (NGA) and Mr. Joseph Masembe, CEO Little Hands Uganda.
Celebrated on June 5, World Environment Day is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.
The day promotes ways to improve the Earth’s environment, such as conserving forests.
It was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, resulting from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment.
Two years later, in 1974 the first WED was held with the theme “Only One Earth”.