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Adjany Costa marks World Earth Day with request for change of habits

In a written message to mark World Earth Day, the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Environment, Adjany Costa, called for behavioral change and better waste management in the country.

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This Wednesday, April 22, the World Earth Day was celebrated. In Angola, the holder of the Environment portfolio did not want to leave the date unmarked, as she encouraged Angolans to “reflect on the way of life” with regard to this topic. “The planet thanks you!”, Reads a statement sent to VerAngola by the ministry recently tutored by Adjany Costa.

The minister recalled that this is “a date that stands out for its individual and collective efforts to preserve‘ Mother Earth ’and the environment”.

This year, the 50th celebration of the date had as its theme “Climate Action”, in its various aspects, in a demonstration that global problems have a strong impact on the quality of life of the inhabitants of planet Earth and on the environment from which life It depends.

The environmentalist recalled the “strong pressure of humanity on natural resources”, together with factors such as population growth, urban expansion, increased consumption patterns, economic and industrial development, etc. has contributed to exacerbating environmental problems.

Adjany Costa highlighted the consequences of these problems that are reflected “in the destruction of natural habitats and ecosystems, extinction of animal and plant species, air, water and soil pollution, deficient basic sanitation, social injustice”.

Not neglecting the covid-19 pandemic, which “puts the survival of the human species at risk”, the minister called for a commitment from current and future generations, “developing and implementing policies and strategies that can help mitigate the main impacts and promote a culture of sustainability for a better quality of life for living beings and human beings ”.

The youngest executive of the Executive thus proposes “a greater reflection on environmental problems”, encouraging governments and civil society to mobilize for a paradigm shift and the “establishment of a culture of global sustainability”, preserving the planet and respecting the future generations.

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