WORLD ENVIONMENT DAY

A DAY TO TO REMEMBER IN

VIEW OF CURRENT

ENVIRONMENTAL CRISIS IN

THE WORLD.

The year 2020 began with

environmental crisis

revealing itself in a

disturbing manner.

Wildfires ravaged tropical

rainforests. Cyclones and

floods washed away trees

and buildings. Now, locust

attacks across Africa and

India and the coronavirus

pandemic — all these

calamities act as a

reminder.The theme of

World Environment 2020 is

‘celebrating biodiversity’ — a

concern that is both urgent

and existential. The fact is

that the current environmental crisis is a

warning that we must heed

collectively. We must now

fundamentally rethink our

relationship with the living

world, with natural

ecosystems and their

biodiversity.are that human

health is linked to the plans

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.” The day is

celebrated by engaging

governments, businesses,

celebrities and citizens to

focus their efforts on a

pressing environmental

issue.

The theme of World Environment 2020 is ‘celebrating biodiversity’ – a concern that is both urgent and existential.

What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity means life on

Earth.

It refers to the variety found

in biota from genetic make

up of plants an animals to

cultural diversity.

Importance of biodiversity

People depend on

biodiversity in their daily

lives, in ways that are not

always apparent or

appreciated. Human health

ultimately depends upon

ecosystem products and

services (such as availability

of fresh water, food and fuel

sources) which are requisite

for good human health and

productive livelihoods.

Biodiversity loss can have

significant direct human

health impacts if ecosystem

services are no longer

adequate to meet social

needs.

Indirectly, changes in

ecosystem services affect

livelihoods, income, local

migration and, on occasion,

may even cause political

conflict.

 Biophysical diversity of

microorganisms, flora and

fauna provides extensive

knowledge which carry

important benefits for

biological, health, and

pharmacological sciences.

Significant medical and

pharmacological discoveries

are made through greater

understanding of the earth’s

biodiversity.

Loss in biodiversity may limit

discovery of potential

treatments for many

diseases and health

problems.

Published by Sima Sarkar

I am Anjan.I am a freelancer.I am trying to write day to day human issues.I want to highlight issues related to 'Mother Earth' as well.

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