ISLAMABAD (APP) - Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Fehmida Mirza Thursday said that in order to preserve bio-diversity and to rein in the rapidly deteriorating environment in the country, it is imperative to preserve the ecology and curtail use of hydrocarbon. She called upon the environmental protection agencies and the environmentalists to gear up their efforts to improve the pervasive environmental degradation. She said this on the occasion of World Environment Day being commemorated throughout the world with the theme " Kick the Habitat towards a low carbon economy." Dr Fehmida Mirza said that climatic change impacts dynamics, functioning and structure of ecosystems and reduces their productivity and has adverse effects on water availability, food security, human health and well-being. She said that global recognition of the environmental degradation throughout the world has provided an opportunity to focus towards low carbon economy aims to reduce carbon emission and other hazardous gases detrimental to the environment. The Speaker said by reducing carbon emission we would be able to provide sustainability to our ecosystem besides saving energy, which could be utilized for industrial sector to enhance its productivity. Dr Fehmida Mirza called upon the public to look their life through a carbon neutral lens, which will help them in other ways by increasing the efficiency of resource use, avoiding and reducing waste and ultimately improving overall performance. The NA Speaker appreciated the efforts of the international agencies collaborating with the Government of Pakistan for environmental protection. She said let us recognize the need to slow the momentum of the dramatic environmental changes and pledges to do our best to mitigate the impacts of climatic change. She also called upon the government environmental protection agencies to take strict action against the violators of the environmental laws enacted by the legislatures. She said that strict compliance of the universally recognized environmental standards would ensure sustainable healthy environment and bio- diversity for the coming generations.