Mark your calendar: May 22 is International Day for Biodiversity!
The United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated each year on May 22nd to increase understanding, awareness, and positive action surrounding biodiversity issues.
Theme for 2020: "Our solutions are in nature"
As the global community is called to re-examine its relationship to the natural world, one thing is certain: despite all our technological advances we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for our water, food, medicines, clothes, fuel, shelter and energy, just to name a few. The slogan “Our solutions are in nature” emphasises hope, solidarity and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature.
2020 is a year of reflection, opportunity, and solutions. It is the year where, more than ever, the world can signal a strong will for a global framework that will “bend the curve” on biodiversity loss for the benefit of humans and all life on Earth.
The CBD Secretariat is soliciting videos and written statements on the theme “Our solutions are in nature” from all regions of the world with the plan to roll them out across different time zones, thereby emphasising hope, solidarity and the importance of working together at all levels to build a future of life in harmony with nature. If you wish to participate in this “wave of solidarity”, you can send your video message to the secretariat [at] cbd.int (CBD Secretariat).
Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, IDB 2020 will be celebrated through its first ever virtual-only campaign. More information and resources are available at the Convention on Biological Diversity web site.
Calling all youth!
The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) is an international network of youth organizations and individuals from around the globe and the official youth group under the Convention on Biological Diversity. To celebrate Biodiversity week they have organized a series of events. Learn more about how you can get involved on the GYBN website.