World Environment Day is fast approaching. On June 5, the United Nations Decade for Ecosystem Restoration will be launched. This is a “10-year push to stop and reverse the decline of the natural world.” Since the pandemic has disrupted normal lives, the most important thing that will perhaps have a very profound impact is the rupture of the line between human and natural systems. The UNEP campaign – “Recreate, Reimagine, Restore” – aims to reverse the degradation of our ecosystems.
“I want people to understand that the situation we find ourselves in is serious but there is always something we can do, we have to stay positive and we have to act,” said Jordan Sanchez, 19, the author. of the poem for World Environment Day – “Recreate, reinvent, restore”.
âThe promise of restoration lives in us. “
– United Nations Environment Program (@UNEP) May 24, 2021
World Environment Day 2021: ecosystem restoration
This year’s theme, ecosystem restoration, “aims to prevent, stop and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on all continents and in all oceans,” according to UNEP. The world environment body says this will help fight poverty and climate change and that moving the theme forward will only be successful if there is popular participation, according to UNEP.
# World Environment Day will see the launch of the @UN Decade for the restoration of ecosystems: a global rallying cry for everyone to contribute positively to the healing of our struggling planet ð
– United Nations Environment Program (@UNEP) June 2, 2021
World Environment Day 2021: Impact of degradation
- Land degradation could reduce global food productivity.
- This could lead to a decrease in soil fertility.
- Deforestation will increase contact and conflict between humans and wildlife.
- Deforestation could continue to take place at an alarming rate.