As we progress into the twenty-first century, a number of existing and emerging environmental issues present themselves as key causes for concern. These include: Coping with climate change and variability.

  • Health and environment.
  • Human vulnerability to environmental change.
  • Ground water depletion and degradation.
  • Marine and coastal degradation.
  • Population growth.
  • Rising consumption.
  • Biodiversity depletion.
  • Biosafety.

The primary function of Planetgreeners in caring for the environment in the framework of sustainable development is to motivate and inspire. We aim at raising the level of environmental action and awareness at all levels of society. We coordinate the environmental activities of all sections in a meaningful way.

The three pillars of sustainable development—social progress, economic growth and environmental protection—are inextricably linked. Over the past three decades understanding of the role of the environment in our future, and its fragility under the growing pressure from human activity, has grown immensely. Yet the environment is still by no means an equal partner in the development debate. Long-term environmental considerations are still subjugated to the short-term demands of economic growth and social progress

Sustainable development is the goal. Capacity building is a means to achieving it. It is a holistic enterprise, encompassing a multitude of activities. It means building abilities, relationships and values that will enable organisations, groups and individuals to improve their performance and achieve their development objectives. It includes strengthening the processes, systems and rules that influence collective and individual behaviour and performance in all development endeavours. And it means enhancing people’s technical ability and willingness to play new developmental roles and adapt to new demands and situations.

We help build capacity in the field of the environment by: Building capacity to assess environmental conditions and changes.
• Building capacity to respond to and/or mitigate environmental changes.
• Facilitating technology transfer.
• Disseminating best practices Integrated management of natural resources.
• Addressing the growing issues of health and the environment. Avenues for sustainable development.
• Participation from all sections of the society