MedWet and OCC has organised an event for the World Environment Day during the Ramsar COP12

wedlogoThe United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) organises global celebrations of World Environment Day 2015 (WED 2015) on the theme: “Sustainable consumption and production”.

Seven Billions Dreams. One Planet. Consume with care. 

The well-being of humanity, the environment, and the functioning of the economy, ultimately depend upon the responsible management of the planet’s natural resources. Evidence is building that people are consuming far more natural resources than what the planet can sustainably provide.

The WED theme this year is therefore “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.”

Living within planetary boundaries is the most promising strategy for ensuring a healthy future. Living sustainably is about doing more and better with less. It is about knowing that rising rates of natural resource use and the environmental impacts that occur are not a necessary by-product of economic growth.

About World Environment Day 

The UN has celebrated three International Days at Expo Milano 2015, one of which is World Environment Day on 5 June. World Environment Day is the UN’s principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Established by the General Assembly in 1972, World Environment Day is celebrated in a different city every year, on 5 June.

For more information on the World Environment Day click here.

The World Environment Day at Ramsar COP12

On 5 June, in Punta del Este, Uruguay, MedWet and OCC, with the support of the local authorities, has organised a major event with some 200 local school children. They have welcomed delegates at their arrival at the Conference Centre with messages written by them, while a music band Klezmeron Orkestra played music from the Mediterranean. From there, a group of children and MedWet delegates went planting native trees at the nearby Maldonado wetland to start a reforestation programme.

Watch the video of the event prepared by OCC here

Watch the pictures on our Facebook page here