Owerri – The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) on Tuesday in Owerri said it forthcoming national conference would focus on sustainable development to check errors associated with environmental issues.
Mr Martins Iwuji, the Secretary, Local Organising Committee for the conference, made assertion while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the events in the programme.
He said the conference with theme, “Sustainable Development: Unlocking the Core Values of Environment Safety,’’ would hold between Nov. 4 and Nov. 6 in Owerri.
Iwuji said the conference aimed at knowing how prepared a developing economy, such as Nigeria, was dealing with the challenges posed by the acts of omission and commission in the productive sector.
“Often, errors of far-reaching consequences occur in the task of grappling with environmental issues.
“The place of safety in environmental issues and in the attainment of sustainable development in emerging economies of the world
cannot be over emphasised.
“The conference is a veritable platform for x-raying the various environmental challenges that confront the nation and proffer viable solutions.
“More importantly, the occasion offers an opportunity to place environment on the front burner, draw attention to prevalent and emerging environmental issues of local, national and global dimensions,’’ he said.
He explained that the lead papers would focus on “Eco-toxicology and Environmental Sustainability’’, “Safety Imperatives in Environmental Practice’’, and “Environmental Protection Options in a Developing Economy’’.
The sub-themes are “Food Security and Biosafety’’, “Environmental Degradation, Protection and Conservation’’, Geo-Informatics
Imperatives in Environmental Safety’’ and “Environmental Legislation, Policies and Governance’’ among others.
Iwuji said that seasoned environmentalists and other notable speakers would be in attendance to do justice to the topics. (NAN)