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IIMSAM Official Observed World Environment Day

IIMSAM Middle East Director & Goodwill Ambassador Dr. Naseer Homoud message on World Environment Day. He highlighted the menace of global warming and its effect on endangered species on our planet and urged governments to ensure delivery of their commitments towards preservation of environment.

Doha, Qatar, June 06, 2010 --( Observing World Environment Day Dr. Naseer Homoud, Goodwill Ambassador and Director of Middle East office for the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), the Permanent Observer to the United Nations Economic and Social Council while addressing the media said “This is an occasion for many around the world to demonstrate their commitment to preserve the environment. World Environment Day is truly a People's Day; it is the chance for everyone, young and old, with their community or with close friends, to show that they love their planet. World Environment Day is a concept that should interest us all. The prognosis for the planet is dire in terms of our ability to maintain a standard of livability conducive to our shared enjoyment and utility of ever-dwindling resources.”

Dr. Homoud who is well known in region for his work towards protection of environment said “governments all across the world are striving to lessen the effect of global financial crisis with their respective commitments of bailing out the recession ridden economy but when we compare this dedication with commitment towards protection of environment we see that efforts are not so sincere though now we can trace some positive developments in this sphere nevertheless, there is a lot to do in this segment so that we can preserve our climate and environment at large”. He further added “what we need is the delivery of the commitments. On this day let us pledge to work for preserving environment which is crucial for our shared future.”

The theme of this year celebration of Environment Day is: Many Species, One Planet. One Future. As per the records of United Nations it is clear that more than 17,000 are known to be threatened with complete extinction- which includes small plants to animals. “It is our acts which are posing threats of extinction of species, we in pursuit of development have completely forgotten that we also owe some duties towards our planet- where we leave. What all these developments shall add if we are not going to preserve the place- where we leave,” added Dr. Homoud.

“Global warming, the depletion of the ozone layer, the decline of biological diversity, the loss of soil and forests, the contamination of our fresh water supplies and even the great oceans, vanishing fisheries, the flood of toxic substances entering our environment and our bodies and threatening our health - all signal that we continue to make excessive demands on the global environment that sustains us and this tendency needs to be changed before our very existence is on peril” said Dr. Homoud. He further added “indeed it is heartening to note the positive contributions by engagements of people around the world in addressing our present environmental needs and more particularly it gives me immense satisfaction when I see that such engagements not come only from individuals rather the corporate houses too yet, we have to see much better policies and their implementations for persevering our planet” added Dr. Homoud.

Speaking on significance of Spirulina amid issues related to global warming Dr. Homoud said “Spirulina can be cultivated using minimum means of the costs of production on each and every level our climate is identified with. Its rich harvest and climate friendly cultivation make it a feasible solution for reducing the concerns over climate change as its ecological cultivation does not cause pollution, soil erosion, water contamination or forest destruction.”

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IIMSAM Middle East Regional Office
Farrukh Khan
974 465 3332

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