World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5, annually to encourage awareness and environmental protection.
World Environment Day 2021: The pandemic that the world has been dealing with for almost 1.5 years now has shown how disastrous the consequences of ecosystem loss can be. By shrinking the area of natural habitat for animals, we have created ideal conditions for pathogens – including coronaviruses – to spread. The fact remains that only with healthy ecosystems can we enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change and stop the collapse of biodiversity.
World Environment Day 2021 theme
The theme for World Environment Day 2021 is 'Ecosystem Restoration' and Pakistan will be the global host for the day.
Humans have been exploiting and destroying the planet’s ecosystems. Every three seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch and over the last century, we have destroyed half of the wetlands. As much as 50 percent of the world's coral reefs have already been lost and up to 90 percent of coral reefs could be lost by 2050, e Ecosystem loss is depriving the world of carbon sinks, like forests and wetlands. Global greenhouse gas emissions have grown for three consecutive years and the planet is one place for potentially catastrophic climate change. We must now fundamentally rethink our relationship with the living world, with natural ecosystems and their biodiversity and work towards its restoration.
What is an ecosystem?
An ecosystem is a community of plants and animals interacting with each other in a given area, and also with their non-living environments. The non-living environments include weather, earth, sun, soil, climate, and atmosphere.
The ecosystem relates to the way that all these different organisms live in close proximity to each other and how they interact with each other.
What is ecosystem restoration?
Ecosystem restoration means preventing, halting, and reversing this damage – to go from exploiting nature to healing it. Ecosystem restoration means assisting in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded or destroyed, as well as conserving the ecosystems that are still intact. Restoration can happen in many ways – for example through actively planting or by removing pressures so that nature can recover on its own.
How can the ecosystem be restored?
Restoration initiatives can be launched by almost anyone, from governments and development agencies to businesses, communities, and individuals. That is because the causes of degradation are many and varied, and can have an impact at different scales.
For instance, degradation may result from harmful policies such as subsidies for intensive farming or weak tenure laws that encourage deforestation. Lakes and coastlines can become polluted because of poor waste management or an industrial accident. Commercial pressures can leave towns and cities with too much asphalt and too few green spaces.
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5, annually to encourage awareness and environmental protection. According to the United Nations, "the celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises, and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment." Our environment is one of the most important things to survive on our planet. Moreover, it is the only thing that can make life sustainable and easy.
On world environment day, we all join various campaigns to spread awareness about environmental protection. Moreover, we all plant small saplings in barren land so that they may grow and flourish in the land area after some years. Also, we take part in various processions to make people aware of this day.
Our educator give them information about world environment day and what should we do to protect our environment. our little gajerians do plantation at their home.