World Environment Day 2020 – High-level event with a special focus on biodiversity
Friday, 5 June 2020, 13:30-15:30
Virtual event “Time for Nature: Animal, Humans and Environment interface” aims to highlight the crucial role of healthy ecosystems for our health and food inthe context of a post-COVID-19 world.
The health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and that of our shared environment. At a pivotal time when the world faces the unprecedented challenges and threats of COVID-19, it is critical to recognize that we are completely dependent on healthy and vibrant ecosystems for our food, water, medicines, clothes, fuel, shelter, energy and well-being, and re-examine our relationship with nature.
This year’s observance of the World Environment Day will highlight what needs to be done to transform our food and agricultural systems and restore our ecosystems and biodiversity to ensure that they are instrumental in the efforts to build back better after COVID-19.
Sound ecosystem management is the best solution to achieve food security and protect human health while contributing to the conservation of biodiversity and climate adaptation and mitigation.
Focusing on the environment-human-health interface, FAO will hold a high-level event on Friday, 5 June 2020.
The event will be webcast here.