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World Earth Day is celebrated worldwide – Global Green News

Today, World Earth Day is being celebrated around the world to support environmental conservation efforts. This celebration with the global theme ‘Planet vs. Plastics’ highlights the crucial issue of plastic pollution and its harmful effects on nature.

Earth Day reminds us of the importance of preserving and sustaining our environment and encourages individuals around the world to unite in their efforts for a healthier planet and a better future.

The United Nations General Assembly declared April 22 as International Mother Earth Day through a resolution adopted in 2009. The Day recognizes the Earth and its ecosystems as the common home of humanity and the need to protect it to improve people’s livelihoods, combat climate change and stop climate change. collapse of biodiversity.

Climate change, human-induced changes in nature and crimes that disrupt biodiversity, such as deforestation, land use change, intensified agriculture and livestock farming or the growing illegal wildlife trade, can accelerate the rate of planetary destruction.

Mother Earth is clearly pressing a call to action – a need to shift to a more sustainable economy that works for both people and the planet. Protecting the planet is everyone’s responsibility.

Further sources

UN Decade for Ecosystem Restoration

UNEP’s work on climate action

Briefing from the Executive Director of UNEP on the results of UNEA-6