Caracas, January 26, 2023. (Mincomunas Press) – This Thursday, the First National Meeting on Climate Education 2023 was held at the Alí Primera Park in Caracas.
In this context, the Sectoral Vice-President for Planning, Ricardo Menendez, said it is necessary to create a work agenda to deal with the environmental issue and develop systemic thinking in schools, high schools, and universities.
“We must conceive this issue as something close. It is necessary to critically study the historical development of climate change to understand its consequences.”
For his part, the People’s Power Minister for the Communes and Social Movements, Jorge Arreaza, assured that new technologies and industrialization accelerated the damage to the Pachamama in recent years.
He explained that “the current system of capitalism exacerbates all our destructive capacities and puts us at real levels of extinguishing life on the planet.”
He referred to the systematic vision of Commander Chavez, who dedicated the fifth historical objective to save life on the planet, to consciously change the system from the immediate territory where we live. “We must build a society with new values and methods (…) the Commune and the spirit of the Commune is an ecologist, ecosocialist creation, which must respect Mother Earth”.
He stated that it is vital to promote environmental education from the community, the school, the home, the Communal Council, and the Environmental Committee.
“It is necessary to train the spokespersons of the Committee of ecosocialism so that they, in turn, can be permanent counselors in their communities.”
The economy must be for life
Minister Arreaza, during his speech, stated that the economy must be for life. Therefore, we must progress in the creation of means of production that do not put at risk the preservation of the planet.
“We must promote good industrial and agricultural practices (…) from the Communal Councils we must promote days to plant, recycle, build nurseries and clean our beaches”.
Finally, the People’s Power Minister for Ecosocialism, Josue Lorca, added that this meeting would allow not only to design the lines of the Strategic Plan for Climate Education but also to build the methods so that young people, and students, become interested and empowered in the environmental area.