Annually held on June 5 is World Environment Day. It’s one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. World Environment Day promotes ways to boost the Earth’s environment, like conserving forests.
The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is “Ecosystem Restoration” and can see the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Ecosystem transformation can take many forms such as growing trees, greening cities, rewilding gardens, changing diets, or cleaning up rivers and coasts.
Pakistan will be the host country this year for its official celebrations, demanding urgent actions to revive our damaged ecosystems. From forests to peatlands to coasts, we all rely on healthy ecosystems for our survival. Ecosystems are defined because of the interaction between living organisms – plants, animals, people – with their surroundings. This includes nature, but also human-made systems like cities or farms.
Ecosystem restoration may be a global undertaking on a massive scale. It means repairing billions of hectares of land – a part greater than China or the USA – so that people have access to food, clean water, and jobs. It means bringing back plants and animals from the brink of extinction, from the peaks of mountains to the depths of the ocean. But it also comprises the numerous small actions everyone can take, every day: growing trees, greening our cities, rewilding our gardens, or cleaning up garbage alongside rivers and coasts.
Reestablishing ecosystems carries substantial benefits for people. for each dollar invested in restoration, a minimum of seven to thirty dollars in returns for society may be expected. Restoration also creates jobs in rural areas where they’re most needed. Some countries have already invested in restoration as a part of their strategies to retrieve COVID-19. Others are turning to restoration to assist them to adapt to a climate that’s already changing.
In 1972, the UN General Assembly nominated 5 June as World Environment Day Annually held on June 5 is World Environment Day (WED). it’s one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. World Environment Day promotes ways to boost the Earth’s environment, like conserving forests.. The important celebration, under the slogan “Only One Earth”, materialized in 1974. Within the following years, WED has developed as a platform to boost awareness on the issues facing the environment like pollution, plastic pollution, illegal wildlife trade, sustainable consumption, sea-level increase, and food security, among others.
This year’s event will mark the début of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030. Within the next 10 years, the UN with the support of states, partners, and other people wants to specialize in preventing and reversing the loss of degraded natural ecosystems to fight the impacts of global climate change. The end of this decade is additionally the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals and the timeline that scientists identified as significant to evade the results of global climate change.