World Environment Day 2015

Posted by Collen on Mon June 8, 2015 in Vaalnest News.

Though 3 days have passed since we celebrated WED, this is a day to mark like most occasions!

This day marked the continuous evolving to the greening of the planet and what we as people can do to keep the movement of conservation going. The landmark achievement theme this year was primarily based on:  

  • Social Factors: The well-being of humanity on a global scale i.e. population, human settlement, poverty and conflict.
  • Environmental Factors: The effect humanity on a global scale has on the planet i.e. cutting down of trees, burning of fuels to produce energy and animal extinction.
  • Economic Factors: The sustainable management of the planets natural resource and the distribution of those.

Therefore UNEP reports show that over the years, people are continually consuming far more natural resources than what the planet can sustainably provide. This raises the question of what measures are put in place to change all that. Many of the Earth’s ecosystems around the world are reaching a critical point of irreversible change, much like the planet when it comes to global warming. What is interesting to know is that all of these changes are caused by general high population growth which by 2050 the population is expected to grow to 8-9billion from the current 6billion. The biggest impacted however is and always will be economic development, and how natural resources of countries around the world are evenly distributed without conflict. Further research shows that those countries must benefit from those resources in monetary value in a sustainable approach.

Remember to follow this big day next year and let us learn to live well within planetary boundaries to ensure a healthy sustainable future. Read our Conservation page for more information on Vaalnest Carbon Footprint reduction efforts.

 

 

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