Adopt responsible lifestyle - Ayittey
Accra, May 19, Ghanadot/GNA - Ms Sherry Ayittey, Minister for Environment and
Science, on Tuesday called for the adoption of responsible lifestyles to ensure
that quality of life was not compromised.
She said values and opportunities that made humans to achieve a better life
expectancy rate had either through greed or ignorance been undermined resulting
in all forms ill health.
Ms Ayittey said this when she opened a five-day Annual Meeting of the
International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) in Accra to share
experiences, upgrade knowledge on impact assessment issues.
Ms Ayittey, whose speech was read by her Deputy, Dr Omane Boamah, said the
interests and well-being of humans to socio-economic development efforts of
nations were crucial and must be protected.
She said the knowledge gap between the environment and its relationship with
human well-being was huge, adding that much needed to be done to bridge it and
called for a functional environmental knowledge to champion challenges such as
climate change among other things facing the world.
She commended the IAIA for providing the international forum for advancing
innovation and communication for best practices in all forms of impact
Professor Harashina Sachihiko, President of IAIA called for the adoption of
environmentally sustainable measures to ensure sound economic progress.
Prof Sachihiko said governments must prioritize issues of environment, social
sustainability and the economy because the well-being of humans depended on.
This Year's Annual Meeting is being attended by members from over 100 countries
across the world.