International Day For Biodiversity: We Need To Take Action Now

Posted on: 2022-05-21 11:21:30
Biodiversity is the core of our planet's life. It is essential to human well-being now and in the future, and its rapid decrease endangers both nature and people.

The International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on May 22nd to promote awareness of the critical importance of biodiversity preservation. Geneva is home to various organizations working to protect biodiversity as a global hub for environmental governance.

Every year on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity attempts to raise awareness and knowledge of biodiversity challenges. Although it was originally observed in late December, the United Nations General Assembly later agreed to change the date to May 22 to mark the 1992 adoption of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda include the International Day for Biological Diversity. In the Rio+20 result paper "The World We Want: A Future for All," the important role of biodiversity in sustainable development was acknowledged.

The theme for International Day for Biological Diversity 2022 is “Building a Shared Future for all Life.” The slogan expresses the notion that biodiversity is the foundation upon which we may rebuild better. This is in the context of the ongoing United Nations Decade on Restoration, which stresses that biodiversity is the answer to various sustainable development concerns.

Save biodiversity to save human life.

When we examine our relationship with the environment, we must acknowledge that, despite all technological advancements, humans rely fully on healthy, diverse ecosystems for water, food, medicine, clothes, fuel, refuge, and energy. And these are only a handful of the features that nature offers us.

More than 3 billion people rely on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods, while another 1.6 billion rely on forests, according to the United Nations. Conservation of all Earth's species is no longer only altruistic; it is critical to human survival.

Although biodiversity is critical to human survival, humans are the ones who pose the greatest damage to it.
Climate change has a number of irreversible effects on biodiversity.
The United Nations' International Day for Biological Diversity raises awareness of this crucial issue and encourages people to take action to safeguard our planet's valuable biodiversity.

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