Malawi on Saturday celebrated the World Environment Day with government courting the private sector to invest in the environment and climate change to ensure sustainable access to raw materials from natural resources.
Malawiâ€™s Deputy Minister of Environment and Climate Change Management Ibrahim Matola, who was the guest of honour during the commemoration held in Mzuzu under the theme â€˜Green Economy: Does It Include Youâ€™, said it is high time investors factored in environment and climate change as their corporate social responsibility..
He said the concept is vital in keeping the environment clean and reducing vulnerability to the impact of climate change and environmental degradation.
Matola said the Malawi government is committed to addressing all issues of environmental degradation through the development of the Environment Management Act of 1996 and the adopted National Environment Policy of 2004, among several other guidelines to sustain development.
In his address, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management acting director of Environmental Affairs Dr Aloysius Kamperewera appealed to everyone to take action to improve behaviour towards the environment.