Deputy PM Temesgen Stresses Need for Public Involvement to Minimize Climate Change Impacts

Addis Ababa, March 29/2024 (ENA)  Deputy Prime Minister Temesgen Tiruneh underlined that Ethiopia's environmental protection endeavors should involve the community in order to minimize the climate change impacts.

A national public mobilization campaign that aims at combating environmental pollution and its complications was launched today.

In his remarks at the launching ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Temesgen Tiruneh said  climate change and environmental pollution have become pressing issues at the global  level.

Ethiopia has embarked on enormous environmental protection activities to minimize climate change negative effects and environmental pollution, he added.

According to him, the country is carrying out commendable jobs to have beautiful and clean cities and develop river sides besides the Green Legacy Initiative.

The deputy prime minister also mentioned other successful initiatives like the Bounty of the Basket (Ye Lemat Tirufat) and agricultural endeavors to increase production and productivity.

Noting that environmental protection from pollution and waste of natural resources is a matter of existence, Temesgen pointed out that the movement will make a great contribution to pass on a clean and prosperous country to the next generation.

Therefore, he stressed that all relevant parties should actively participate in the campaign.

Cities are expected to build a beautiful and convenient lifestyle by properly disposing of the waste materials.

The deputy premier also underscored the need to focus on reducing air, water, soil and noise pollution by involving the community.

Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority (EEPA) Director General Lelise Neme stated on her part that  the six-month campaign will focus on protecting air, soil, water and noise pollution.

The launching ceremony was attended by regional chief administrators, heads of regional environmental protection bureaus, and representatives of international organizations.

Ethiopian News Agency