Paris, May 22 (Prensa Latina) On occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay called on Friday to build a more ecologically sustainable future.
This year, at a time when an unprecedented pandemic has been affecting the world for several weeks, this celebration is an opportunity to remember once again that only with a transversal and ambitious approach, we can progress in that direction, Azoulay stressed in a message.
Regarding the date, the official pointed out that UNESCO is celebrating three important dates, to examine together the systemic pillars of climate change: International Day for Biological Diversity this Friday, World Environment Day on June 5 and World Oceans Day on June 8.
According to the Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, published in 2019 by a UNESCO specialized intergovernmental platform, the main factors driving the loss of biodiversity are climate change, invasive species, over-exploitation of natural resources, pollution and urbanization.
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