Puri, Sept 12 (LocalWire): Greenpeace India has urged people to focus on post COVID recovery plan to make food systems more resilient, ecologically sustainable, socially equitable and accessible.
The activists and volunteers of the global non-government organisation floated an awareness cut out with #hashtag #TowardsBetter” at Kaliakan in Devi River in Puri district.
“If climate change is not addressed adequately, it could seriously hinder sustainable livelihood development and poverty eradication efforts in Odisha,” Banshidhar Behera, a participant said.
With regard to post-COVID-19 recovery plans, Greenpeace India demands that the government must ensure all the future plans are in tune with mitigating and addressing climate change issues.
“When this pandemic ends, as an organization and society, our future potential will be defined by the choices we make,” senior Greenpeace campaigner Ishteyaque Ahmed said.
Our responsibilities will be to connect with individuals and their stories of resilience to a new landscape of progressive possibilities, he added.
Greenpeace India believes Covid-19 is an unintended disruption that is leading our societies, now more connected than ever to relook at the present and reimagine a sustainable and just future for India,” adds Ishteyaque.