-KESC promotes reduced carbon emissions -Great coffee from bean to cup
The Karachi Electric Supply Company through a week-long public awareness campaign in connection with World Environment Day, promoted its message to reduce harmful carbon emissions by conserving electricity, the benefits of which go much beyond environmental health.
In a public engagement activity held on June 5 at the Arts Council in connection with the World Environment Day, people from all walks of life were educated on environmental issues. An awareness program was also aired on radio.
KESC also organized an interactive seminar at the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment, where Secretary Environment, Director General Environment, Chairman KATI, people from the industrialists community, representatives of Philips and Siemens, and KESC Energy Conservation team members were present.
The seminar included a detailed presentation by Asif Hussain Siddiqui, Energy Conservation Director KESC, focusing on the importance of the role of energy conservation efficiency, particularly in the industries through usage of energy efficient technology which is environment-friendly and helps conserve electricity. Technical perspectives of energy efficient lighting and Industrial solutions were also presented by representatives of Philips and Siemens.
On the occasion, Chairman KATI formed a committee comprising members of KESC’s Energy Conservation Department and KATI. Chairman KATI also offered the lighting in his main office to be transformed into energy efficient lighting so that it could serve as a symbolic role model for other members of KATI.
The same day, KESC also participated in the Youth Festival on World Environment Day at the Frere Hall, highlighting the importance of Energy Conservation and its correlation to Global Warming.
The World Environment Day is an annual event and is the biggest and most widely celebrated day for positive environmental action. The World Environment Day was first observed in 1972 and has become one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.
The theme for World Environment Day in 2012 is Green Economy. The UN Environment Program defines Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest form, a green economy can be described as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.