Today is World Rainforest Day!
Did you know that healthy forests are the key to avoiding future pandemics? Healthy forests are a protective buffer between diseases found in non-human animals and global human populations. When we destroy them, we foster close contacts between animal populations and vulnerable human populations. That is why protecting forests NOW means protecting against pandemics now and in the future.
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Gastronomy is sometimes called the art of food. It can also refer to a style of cooking from a particular region. In other words, gastronomy often refers to local food and cuisine. Sustainability is the idea that something (e.g. agriculture, fishing or even preparation of food) is done in a way that is not wasteful of our natural resources and can be continued into the future without being detrimental to our environment or health.
Sustainable gastronomy, therefore, means cuisine that takes into account where the ingredients are from, how the food is grown and how it gets to our markets and eventually to our plates.
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As we all cope with the current crisis, many leaders around the world are seriously considering a proposal to protect 30% of our land and ocean by 2030. Add your support to this #30×30 proposal and encourage others to do so here.
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We all have a role to play in achieving the 2050 Vision of living in harmony with nature. We’re part of nature, so we must be part of the solution for biodiversity loss and climate change.
Human activities are driving biodiversity loss and nature degradation, but we can act to turn things around. The post-2020 global biodiversity framework offers an opportunity to reset our relationship with nature. We need an all-of-society approach to address our interconnected environmental challenges.
Investing in a green recovery will benefit people and nature and reduce the risk of future pandemics. COVID-19 has shown that we need a One Health approach to secure the wellbeing of people and our shared planet. The post-2020 global biodiversity framework is part of the solution.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the world needs to work together to resolve our common challenges. We all can be part of the solution.
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This public health crisis has taught us to be more agile and creative in finding ways to celebrate trees and connect with nature. After all, there are many benefits to being around trees, including less stress.
Here are six easy ways you can celebrate Arbor Day while practicing social distancing.
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