The Setting, Local weather Change and Sustainability Analysis Focus Space (RFA) will host a symposium tomorrow (8 June) to commemorate World Setting Day in addition to World Oceans Day.
World Setting Day is marked on 5 June yearly and is the most important world platform for environmental public outreach. This yr’s theme is: Solely One Earth: The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day on June 8 yearly and this yr’s theme is: “Revitalization: collective motion for the ocean”.
The symposium might be held on-line (MS Groups) and is scheduled to begin at 10 am.
Prof Beatrice Opeolu, Chief of the Setting, Local weather Change and Sustainability Analysis Focus Space, stated the purpose of the symposium “is to create consciousness in regards to the existential risk of local weather change and our every day life selections to man and the surroundings”.
“Now we have just one earth and so it have to be cherished and dealt with with care somewhat than being abused. Oceans play an vital position in ecosystems steadiness and so unhealthy practices towards our oceans not solely impacts oceans economies but in addition human and environmental well being.”
She stated attendees could have the privilege to hearken to environmental scientists inside and outdoors CPUT discussing a few of these points.
“We additionally hope to make use of the occasion to foster collaborations for analysis and group engagement actions.”
An invited speech might be delivered by Chioma Chikere, Professor of Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology within the Division of Microbiology, College of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Employees of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Research can even share their waste administration initiatives with CPUT group.