WWF-Pakistan holds a seminar on Environmental protection
Lahore, March 29: WWF-Pakistan’s Green Office Initiative in collaboration with the Environment Protection Department (EPD), Government of the Punjab, held a seminar on "Environment of Success - Not Cost but Opportunity" at The Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI). The objective of the event was to raise environmental awareness and promote Green Office Initiative. The event was attended by Begum Zakia Shahnawaz, Provincial Minister for Population Welfare and Environment Protection; Feryal Ali Gauhar, Lead Consultant for Cultural Heritage Management for Daimer-Bhasha Dam; senior officials from the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and corporate executives from various sectors.
Speaking on the occasion, Zakia Shahnawaz said that compliance with environmental standards is a prerequisite for doing business with the developed world, and therefore, the EPD is educating the business communities to comply with these international standards.
Feryal Ali Gauhar was of the opinion that deforestation in Pakistan is the main driver behind the uptick in the ever-increasing levels of air pollution. She further stressed that environmental issues could be handled with a positive approach and public-private partnerships. LCCI President, Abdul Basit, added that LCCI is taking all possible measures to educate its members about environmental standards in vogue the world over.
WWF- Pakistan's Green Office Initiative is an extension of WWF Finland's Green Office concept which provides working community the opportunity to join hands with WWF's international goal for a better living environment. The Green Office team at WWF-Pakistan guide offices in setting up and developing the Green Office system with Environmental Management System (EMS) and walk them through its implementation.
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