Government says it has made significant progress in mainstreaming environment, natural resources, and climate change in national development plans.
Lands, Natural Resources, and Environmental Protection Deputy minister Danny Chingimbi says government has put in place several provisions that ensure that the environment are protected.
Mr. Chingimbi disclosed that his ministry is in the process of expanding the hectarage of land under plantations country wide through the national tree planting programme.
ZANIS reports that the Deputy minister said this during the commemoration of this year’s World Environmental Day which falls under the theme “ Think.Eat.Save” in Lusaka this morning.
He noted that this year’s theme promotes the green economy, which he said fosters development and ensures prudent use of natural resources.
The Deputy Minister said the green economy should serve as a reminder to mankind to exercise responsibility and care for nature in all activities.
Mr. Chingimbi said it is unfortunate that although Zambia produces enough food to feed its population, a large amount of it goes to waste due to lack of proper storage.
And United Nations Resident Coordinator Kanni Wignaraja said the only way to narrow the hunger gap and improve the well being of the vulnerable is by avoiding wastage of food.
She said this in a speech read for her by Simon Cammelbeeck.