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Zim launches third environmental report


Zimbabwe will launch the country’s third State of the Environment Report to coincide with the World Environment Day (WED) in Harare today, Environmental minister Francis Nhema has said.

Nhema urged industrialists and other sectors to promote cleaner production mechanisms, environmental and good waste management practices.

Addressing a Press conference at the weekend, the minister said everyone had a role to play on the safe keeping of the environment.

WED commemorations are held on June 5 every year, globally. This year, they will be held under the theme “Greening the Economy — Does it Include You?”

“The theme brings out the fact that everyone has an important role in the greening of our economy and implies that we must take deliberate measures that everyone is included,” Nhema said.

Nhema added: “Green economy is the one which uses resources more efficiently. A green economy is one that produces low greenhouse gas emissions, uses resources more efficiently, continues to generate growth, income and jobs and observes social equity and inclusiveness.”

He emphasised the environment was a heritage to protect for future generations to come.

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