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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Laos to join the Earth Hour on 27 March

(KPL) Laos will eagerly take part of the upcoming celebration of the Earth Hour on 27 March 2010, to reduce global warming.
The activity is to raise awareness of environment protection to the students and officials in the public and private sectors understanding on safe energy and reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases.
The move was come out at a seminar on safe energy and reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases, which was organised by the Environment Department at the International Cooperation Training Center, Vientiane on 17 March.
Mme. Khempheng Pholsena, Minister to the Prime Minister's Office and the Director General of the Water Resource and Environment Administration said that the seminar on Safe Energy and reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases is a part of activity to mark the upcoming Earth hour at the end of next week-end.
The earth hour is encouraging the public and private sectors to join the campaign of saving energy and reducing global warming, which it caused the climate change, she said.
She added that the first earth hour was taken place in Sydney, on 31 March 2007, approximately 2.2 million people joining the campaign by turning off their lights for the earth hour day. And then the campaign has spread to 370 cities worldwide.
Over 1 billion population in 4, 000 cities in 88 countries worldwide joined the campaign of turning off light for the earth hour day.
Some 92 countries are going to join the campaign of earth hour day this year, in which Laos is the 92nd rank. As we have well known, the climate change is a big problem and affected living things on the planet, particular biodiversity, increased global temperature and drought, the increased number of insects as well as disease epidemic among population worldwide that affects current agriculture production, Mme Khempheng stated further.
Presently, the people worldwide encounter the natural disaster tend to keep severely intensifying, so all international community should join hand in hand to save the world by reducing in the emission of greenhouse gases.
Lao Government pays always attention to the implementation of socio-economic development is based on the sustainable environment protection and sustainable exploration of natural resources.

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