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IIMSAM Middle East Office Participates in World Earth Hour 2010

IIMSAM Goodwill Ambassador and Director of its Middle East Office Dr. Naseer Homoud message on World Earth Hour-2010. He urged for better coordination among the world communities to preserve the climate. He also outlined the adverse implications of climate change on growing rates of malnutrition and world hunger.

Doha, Qatar, March 30, 2010 --( Earth Hour is a global event organized by World Wide Fund (WWF) for Nature and is generally held in the last Saturday of March annually asking households and businesses to turn-off their non-essential lights and other technical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on Climate Change. The Earth Hour is the hour the world unites in a stand against global warming.

While observing the occasion Dr. Homoud said “by switching off non essential lights for an hour all across the globe, world will join itself in a symbolic connection that can inspire the change what the world needs urgently”. He added that IIMSAM Middle East office is joining the call by switching its light to mark the occasion. “we want to ensure that our planet where we leave should be handed over to our future generations in the same way as it was handed over to us, we want to ensure that effects of climate change should not negatively influence us, we want to ensure that our climate is controlled in a way which is valuable for our planet and for our generations”. Dr. Homoud said.

Dr. Homoud urged that climate change is factual and we have to realize this fact and it’s happening right now all across the globe which has dire adverse affects on world’s resources, energy supplies, farming and health, to name a few, and it is directly affecting the global scenario. “This event of Earth Hour is a key to associate people from the world to join their hands together to show their concern and commitment to preserve our climate and our planet where we leave”, Dr. Homoud said.

“We are pleased to join in this global effort that stimulates organizations and individuals around the world to symbolically switch off their lights in support of energy conservation and I call upon the world community to show their camaraderie for the cause of climate preservation”, Dr. Homoud urged. He further added “World Earth Hour is a call to action to every business, community and individual globally. It’s the public’s chance to show their support for their country to act responsibly and to lead the way forward, towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks worldwide will stand in darkness, whilst people everywhere turn off their lights in contemplation of the one thing we all care about – our planet”.

While outlining the effect of climate change on malnutrition and hunger Dr. Homoud said “It is an irony that in present world extreme poverty is a grim reality, affecting around a quarter per cent of the world population. Dr. Homoud highlighted some of the projected impacts of climate change on food security. “To address this unmatched challenge, a strong commitment of the international community, particularly the developed countries, is needed. The current negotiation process offers opportunities to identify and endorse some of the actions needed. However, large efforts will be required beyond Copenhagen summit”.

Reaffirming the commitment of IIMSAM for climate preservation Dr. Homoud said that IIMSAM is leaving no stones unturned to attend these grave issues. IIMSAM under visionary leadership of its Director General His Excellency Ambassador Remigio M. Maradona believes that the menace of adverse of effects of climate change needs to be controlled under any circumstances. IIMSAM in pursuit of accomplishment of its goals is committed for its contribution to a society which is climate conscious. “Climate change has major retrogressive repercussions on food security as it results into uncontrolled and recurrent natural catastrophe and calamity, paucity of water, greenery, and water resources and lack of productive health items like food and habitat making the dangers of hunger and poverty more pronounced and bigger and reducing the accessibility to food. Spirulina comes as a way out because of its ecologically sensitive cultivation which does not cause soil erosion, air or water or land pollution, deforestation, and loss of natural surroundings”, Dr. Homoud added.

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IIMSAM Middle East Regional Office
Farrukh Khan
974 465 3332

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