As governments and enterprises worldwide take action to address global warming, it’s important to recognize that greenhouse gas emissions are a negative public asset. Everyone benefits when someone makes efforts to address this issue, and therefore, no country or individual can be exempt from the responsibility of environmental protection. We all live in the same earth environment, and our survival is interdependent on each other. Different forms of pollution, such as water, air, and soil pollution, threaten our health and living conditions. It’s essential to reflect on our basic means of living and survival, and to question whether advancements and civilization should come at the expense of the environment, leaving pollution and poisons for future generations.
Promoting environmental protection requires collaboration between individuals, enterprises, and governments. Governments can encourage education and voluntary participation, offer training on pollution prevention, set pollution fee rates and penalties, establish national environmental protection banks, and take responsibility for supervising and exercising public powers. By involving the public in environmental management and basing policies on fairness and mutual benefit, the distrust between governments, enterprises, and individuals can be addressed.
Governments must prioritize the environment when developing national competition ability strategies. In the past, economic indexes took priority, leading to environmental pollution and negative social consequences, such as declining physical and mental health, increased crime rates, and suicide rates. The root cause of this cycle is the indifference of governments and the public towards environmental protection. The environment affects the health and happiness of people, and should be prioritized in national growth strategies. Protecting the environment is a blessing for all people, and our resources must be treasured.