The Earth we live in and its ecosystems are our home. If we are to achieve any balance among economic, environmental and social needs of our generation, as well as that of the future generation, we need to start promoting harmony with nature.
The International Mother Earth Day falls on the 22nd April, and is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and her ecosystems are what is providing us with life and sustenance.
The International Mother Earth Day also calls for a collective responsibility. In 1992, during the Rio Declaration, it was agreed that harmony with nature and Earth will be promoted in order to achieve a balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of the generations now and yet to come. The day provides a valuable opportunity to raise awareness of this around the world in order to meet challenges with regards to the well-being of the planet and the life that it supports.
Climate Change is perhaps one of the biggest threats to sustainable development globally and is also one of the many imbalances that have been caused by the unsustainable actions of human beings that have direct implications for future generations.
The United Nations Framework on Climate Change and the Paris Agreement encourages international cooperation in areas such as climate change education, training, public awareness, public participation, and public access to right information.
During the commemoration of the 10th Anniversary of the International Mother Earth Day, the 9th Interactive Dialogue of the General Assembly on the Harmony with Nature was held on the 22nd April 2019, in the Trusteeship Council Chamber.
The dialogue discussed the importance of providing equitable, inclusive and quality education to combat and take action against climate change. This dialogue hoped to impact people all around the world and give them access to information so that they can play their part in the process.
In light of boosting this drive, and accelerating actions on the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will be hosting the 2019 Climate Change Action Summit on the 23rd September.
We, at CoirGreen®, believe every little helps when it comes to addressing the challenges of climate changes. Therefore, in marking Mother Earth Day, we helped plant more trees, which contribute towards efforts in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, thus combating climate change.