Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today called on the United States to strengthen its commitment to protect the planet’s life on the eve of World Environment Day.
In a message posted on his Twitter account, the head of foreign relations recalled the United Nations (UN) call for action against environmental degradation over the next decade.
The UN warns that if 1 billion hectares of degraded land is not reclaimed in ten years, environmental destruction and pollution will accelerate.
If 1 billion hectares of degraded land is not reclaimed in 10 years, environmental destruction and pollution will accelerate, it warns @A.
– Bruno RguezP June 5, 2021
Planting trees in Cuba
Tree planting and digital activities focus on highlighting good practices in rehabilitating sandy beaches and swamps, found in Cuba today for activities for World Environment Day, said Brenza Latina.
The day-long program of the day consisted of other activities, competitions and an online forum to measure the environmental vision of the people’s forum.
Odelis Koyokosia, director general of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (SIDMA), said that work on the COVID-19 epidemic would focus on social media.
Sidma’s Deputy Minister Adienas Taboda said in a televised address that the initial activity of the date would be planting different types of trees in different parts of the capital, especially in parks.
According to Taboda, the good environmental practices that need to be differentiated this year are also related to the reclamation of mining areas and land used for agriculture.
Cuba is coming to this day with a national environmental strategy approved on May 4 by the Cabinet for the period 2021-2025.
UN According to the website, the appearance of COVID-19 also revealed catastrophic consequences for the loss of ecosystems.
The multidisciplinary body claims that by reducing the area of natural habitat for animals, we have created better conditions for the spread of pathogens, including corona viruses.
Faced with this major problem, World Environment Day focuses on restoring ecosystems with the goal of redesigning, recreating, and restoring.
Restoring ecosystems involves preventing, stopping and modifying this damage, going from exploiting nature to healing.
To this end, this day will kick off the United Nations Decade on Environmental Reconstruction (2021-2030), a global mission to renew billions of hectares from forests to farmland, from mountain tops to depths, and from the sea.
Only healthy ecosystems can improve people’s livelihoods, combat climate change and stop the decline of biodiversity, the UN said in a statement.
UN According to the report, the disappearance of ecosystems is causing carbon sinking planets such as forests and beetlands to be lost at a time when humanity can no longer afford them.
In addition, global greenhouse gas emissions have increased for three consecutive years and the planet is one step away from catastrophic climate change, the report said.
Every three seconds The world is losing wilderness equivalent to a football field In the last century, Half of the wetlands were destroyed, They are filtered for agricultural purposes, which has helped disperse about 87 percent in the last 300 years.
50 percent of the corals are missing By 2050, they could fade by as much as 90 percent, although global warming is limited to an increase of 1.5 C, the text states.
What else, More than 4.7 million hectares of forest are lost each year, Larger area than Denmark; Nearly 80 percent of the world’s wastewater is dumped into the oceans without prior treatment.
World Environment Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 in conjunction with the opening of the Stockholm Conference.