Every year, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) celebrates June 5 as the World Environment Day (WED). It is used as a platform to raise awareness about environmental issues such as pollution, overpopulation, global warming, and wildlife crime. Through WED, the UNEP intends to drive change in the consumption patterns of the global population and review international environmental policies. Like last year, this year’s event will also be held virtually. Let us see what’s on the agenda.
Manufacturing accounts for nearly 17% of India’s GDP and provides millions with employment in the country. This sector is connected in many ways to several other industries, helping India thrive as an economy. However, one of the biggest issues that the sector has had to deal with is its contribution to industrial pollution and environmental degradation.
Industrialisation and environmental responsibility - historically, these two terms have been perceived as opposites and even now, industrialisation is associated with pollution, toxic emissions, and overall environmental degradation. However, with some conscious effort, large-scale industrial growth can coexist with sustainable practices. For that to happen, all stakeholders involved will have to consider the magnitude of industrial impact on climate change and work towards mitigating risks.