At least 500 people gathered to celebrate the World Environment Day near the Napanapa plant site in Port Moresby yesterday.
Puma Energy employees including students from the University of Papua New Guinea and neighbouring schools planted trees, drew pictures and pasted ecological footprints on the walls.
This marks their support to preserve and manage Papua New Guinea’s natural environment.
The country’s biggest energy company is promoting good environmental governance and safe environmental practices.
Puma Energy is the main supplier of petroleum in the country but at the moment, Puma Energy Country Manager, Jim Collings said they are trying to be more environmentally friendly in reducing carbon emissions.
Embracing the World Environment Day theme ‘Connecting People to Nature’, Puma Energy employees and students from UPNG and five schools around the plant site like Baruni, Tatana, Roku, and Koudarika took part in the event .
The environment has been facing a lot of stress due to the effects of climate change which draws International advocacy on ways to control the industrial-energy-driven carbon emissions.
Implementing policies on biodiversity management and safer ecological practices like planting trees, mangroves and restricting carbon is very important to manage the environment.
Meanwhile, the government and people have to be proactive and resilient in protecting the environment against the global effects of climate change.