World Post Day 2022: UPU urges stakeholders to take concrete steps to tackle climate change
In commemoration of this year's World Postal Day, the Director General, Universal Postal Union, Masahiko Metoki, has urged stakeholders within the sector to take concrete steps in reducing climate change, other environmental challenges facing the world. The theme for this year's celebration is 'Post for Planet'. Mekoki in a statement advocated that, "fighting climate change is no small task. Real action requires real investment, but these investments will pay dividends towards our future, he noted. According to him, "We can no longer ignore the climate emergency. Drastic changes in our environment are beginning to have dramatic impacts on our daily lives and livelihoods." Metoki called on governments of UPU member countries to join hands with public and private partners to secure climate investments for the sector. "I call on Posts to revive the spirit of innovation that helped them support their communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic." He demanded that the billions of people who use the Post on a daily basis threw their weight behind them as they work to build a better, brighter future. The World Post Day is celebrated each year on the 9th of October.