The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature.
Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending us a message: To care for ourselves we must care for nature.
It’s time to wake up. To take notice. To raise our voices. It’s time to build back better for People and Planet.
This World Environment Day, it’s Time for Nature.
The topic this year is Biodiversity. But what is Biodiversity?
Biodiversity describes the variety of life on Earth, including the 8 million plant and animal species on the planet, the ecosystems that house them, and the genetic diversity among them.
Why is Biodiversity so important?
Biodiversity is the foundation that supports all life on land and below water. It affects every aspect of human health, providing clean air and water, nutritious foods, scientific understanding and medicine sources, natural disease resistance, and climate change mitigation. Changing or removing one element of this web affects the entire life system and can produce negative consequences. Without nature, life on earth would not be possible.
What can you do to help?
There are many ways in which you can help ensure our planets eco systems now and in the future. The path to this is through learning, sharing and acting. Find out more information about World Environment Day and where you can learn more, the things to share and how best to act to help our planet’s Biodiversity.