ooday, Friday, the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Resident Coordinator in the State of Kuwait appreciated the interest of the State of Kuwait, individuals, institutions, public and private sectors, civil society and others, and its commitment to protect the environment and the sustainable use of its natural resources. Sheikh said in a press statement on the occasion of the celebration of World Environment Day, that countries all over the world, including Kuwait, participate annually in this event to support environmental issues, and this year the focus is on supporting biodiversity, which is the basis that supports all life on earth and under water.

He added that in Kuwait, a campaign was launched last week to draw attention to the need to restore nature and reverse the loss of biological diversity, the main objective of which is to build an understanding in Kuwait about how to link all living organisms in the web of life. He explained that the campaign included many events, including interactive visual discussions and other platforms to show the interconnectedness of all life on Earth linked to each other through biodiversity chains. “We have seen a great interest from the public in Kuwait, including families, friends, students, governmental and non-governmental organizations, small and large companies, and a commitment by them to protect nature and the sustainable use of nature resources, and we invite partners and individuals to share this visual advocacy message so that it can reach everyone more broadly,” the sheikh said. .

He pointed out that World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 of each year, to focus the world’s attention on an urgent environmental issue and today seeks to raise awareness and encourage action for the environment, as it provides an opportunity to reflect on the achievements and renew our determination to overcome the environmental challenges facing the world Today. He mentioned that he celebrates World Environment Day annually since 1974 and is a vital platform for promoting progress in the environmental dimensions of the SDGs. Biodiversity – the diversity of life forms on Earth from large animals, plants and fungi to the smallest living organisms – which is threatened as never before . The sheikh added that the United Nations Environment Program confirmed that we are on the verge of facing mass extinction. During the next ten years, about one million species of creatures may be erased from the surface of the earth, while wildlife has decreased on average by more than 60 percent in the past 50 years. He warned that “the loss of biodiversity will have severe impacts on humanity from the collapse of food and health systems to the disruption of entire supply chains and that our unsustainable use of nature is the cause of this largely tragic situation.” On behalf of the United Nations Environment Program, the sheikh called on governments, companies and civil society to join hands to build a global understanding of biodiversity and the nature’s main contribution to survival

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