Scientific studies have linked the use of pesticides containing the chemical thiamethoxam to the falling numbers of honeybees, wild bees and other animals which pollinate plants.
Insects play a vital role in the food chain – with around a third of the food we eat relying on pollination mainly by bees.
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The world’s “insatiable greed” and mounting demand for food have significantly damaged and degraded land on Earth, risking USD$44tn worth of natural resources.
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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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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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The 2021 International Day of Forests celebration, has the main theme of “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being” raising awareness of how forests play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Restoring the health of our forests and sustainably managing them are crucial to support livelihoods, mitigate climate change, safeguard biodiversity and reduce the risk of future pandemics.
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