Monday, June 06, 2005

World Environment Day

Yesterday, the 5th of June, was celebrated as World Environment Day around the World. The day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

In New York, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for the creation of green cities saying:

"Let us tap the great knowledge and natural dynamism of urban areas and create 'green cities' where people can raise their children and pursue their dreams in a well-planned, clean and healthy environment,"

Looking around, I can see that whatever green cover we had in the cities are being lost in the name of development. Way up north in Kedah, its not so bad, but it is very obvious in the urban centres of KL and Penang, where we have concerete jungles.

I hope Malaysian town planners/developers would heed his call.

1 comment:

shsuya said...

Adam... u've been tagged...

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