In the space of a couple of days, the United Nations has celebrated the World Environment Day (5th June) and the World Oceans Day (8th June). Both of these international days have the objective of raising global awareness of our impact on the environment and create a massive movement to mobilise action against the deterioration of the state of nature.
This year, the two days were held under the themes of “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.” For the World Environment Day and “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods” for World Oceans Day. They reflect the urgency for action due to the existing and worsening damage, and the mixed impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had. The ocean covers over 70% of the planet and it provides income for around 400 million people living near them, and food for us all.
Ecosystem restoration means preventing, stopping and reversing the damage done to our planet – to go from exploiting nature to healing it. This World Environment Day will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea.
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