Government says the country is faced with the major challenge of a growing imbalance between human utilisation of natural resources and environmental management.
Lusaka Province Minister Charles Shawa says this development has resulted in the loss of significant area of forest countrywide due to human socio economic activities.
Mr Shawa said this at the 2010/2011 Lusaka Province tree planting ceremony held at the Zambia National Service (ZNS) Makeni Garrison in Lusaka today.
He has since called for prudent utilisation of natural resources and other environmental friendly methods as a mitigation measure in addressing climate change.
Speaking at the same function, Chawama Member of Parliament, Reverend Sampa Bredt said tress play an important role in ecological stability and contributes to socio economic development of the country.
Reverend Sampa Bredt commended Government for being proactive in reversing disruptive effects of climate change on the ecosystem.
Earlier, Zambia National Service (ZNS) Makeni Garrison Commander Victoria Machiko said the service has partnered with stakeholders in planting trees in its camps and surrounding areas.
Col Machiko said ZNS has joined the Government in its efforts aimed at fighting environmental degradation through tree planting and as a contribution to the ‘’Keep Zambia Clean and Healthy campaign’’.