In a statement sent to VerAngola, the ministry highlights the importance of this day, stating that the population of Angola "also depends on natural resources for its survival, both land and marine".
In this way, the tutelage of the Environment portfolio is committed to "continue to work so that the use of these resources is made in a sustainable way to allow them to satisfy the needs of both current and future generations".
This work will include the definition of legal and political instruments to conserve biodiversity that allow to safeguard people's quality of life.
"The preservation of biodiversity resources depends on everyone's efforts and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Environment develops a set of activities within the National System of Conservation Areas that include not only the protection of wildlife but also scientific research and the community participation in the management of conservation areas, now reinforced with the approval of the Environmental Conservation Areas Law ", adds the statement.
The message from Adjany Costa's ministry adds that, in this period of pandemic, social confinement and economic difficulties, "it is urgent that each citizen, institution, organization, demonstrate its commitment to the protection of natural resources and to the sustainable use of resources as a way of guaranteeing the preservation of human life ".
World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). This date represents the beginning of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held on 5 June 1972 in Stockholm, Sweden, where the Declaration on the Human Environment was produced, whose principles constituted the first non-mandatory international legislation on environmental matters.
For the celebrations of World Environment Day 2020, whose central act will be held in Colombia, it was defined as the theme "Nature Hour" in order to focus the debates and actions on biodiversity issues that provide important ecosystem services for the survival of the human beings.