Friday, May 22, 2020

International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity 
 2020 Theme: Our Solutions are in Nature


IDB 2020


"2020 is a year of reflection, opportunity, and solutions. It is expected, from each of us, that we will “Build Back Better” by using this time to increase the resilience of nations and communities as we recover from this pandemic. 2020 is the year when, more than ever, the world can signal a strong will for a global framework that will “bend the curve” on biodiversity loss for the benefit of humans and all life on Earth."


“From individual species through entire ecosystems, biological diversity is vital for human health and well-being. The quality of the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe all depend on keeping the natural world in good health.”

- António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General









This year’s International Day for Biological Diversity focuses on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and as a key catalyst for transforming food systems and improving human well-being. Join the conversation, take action, and be a catalyst for change! Below is a list of things that you can do to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity for your well-being:

*Reduce your meat consumption

*Eat and purchase seasonal foods

*Buy local foods

*Reduce your food waste

*Compost your food scraps

*Reduce food packaging by using reusable bags or reusing

  glass jars or containers

*Avoid single-use plastics like plastic straws, coffee cups, 
  plastic cutlery, take out containers or plastic water bottles

*Promote local and indigenous biodiversity for food and 
  nutrition


Resource
1. International Day for Biological Diversity - 2020 Theme: "Our solutions are in nature"





Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 will be commemorated through its first-ever online-only campaign. You are in the best position to know what awareness-raising campaigns and calls to action are feasible at your national level.










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