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World Environment Day

05 Jun 2019 1:36 AM | Anonymous

When AgroBiz.org reflects on the World Environment Day, we note that agriculture plays an internal part with the environment.  There are two major sources of air pollution from agriculture: livestock, which produces methane and ammonia, and the burning of agricultural waste. Around 24% of all greenhouse gases emitted worldwide comes from agriculture, forestry, and land use. Understanding the different types of pollution and how it affects our health and our environment, will help us to take measures to improve the air we breathe, there is no Plan B for the earth! 

The United Nations provides awareness that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of peoples and economic development throughout the world, designated 5th of June as World Environment Day. The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises, and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.  

"It is time to act decisively. My message to governments is clear: tax pollution; end fossil fuel subsidies; and stop building new coal plants. We need a green economy not a grey economy."  Secretary-General Guteress

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