World Oceans Day 2020

Every 8 June, UN raise global awareness of the benefits humankind derives from the ocean and our individual and collective duty to use its resources sustainably. Future generations will also depend on the ocean for their livelihoods.

Aquariums, science centers and research institutions, NGOs, communities and governments all around the world mobilize millions of people around events big and small.
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World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. In 2020, the theme is biodiversity–a concern that is both urgent and existential. Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States and Australia to locust infestations across East Africa–and now, a global disease pandemic–demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life in which they exist. 

Above all, World Environment Day offers a global platform for inspiring positive change. It recognizes that global change requires a global community.  It pushes for individuals to think about the way they consume; for businesses to develop greener models; for farmers and manufacturers to produce more sustainably; for governments to safeguard wild spaces; for educators to inspire students to live in harmony with the Earth; and for youth to become fierce gatekeepers of a green future.  It requires all of us. 

Every World Environment Day is hosted by a different country, in which official celebrations take place. This year’s host is Colombia in partnership with Germany.

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The UN is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great disruption for the world, compounded by an unprecedented global health crisis with severe economic and social impacts. Will we emerge stronger and better equipped to work together? Or will distrust and isolation grow further? 2020 must be a year of dialogue, when we come together to discuss our priorities as a human family, and how we can build a better future for all.  Join  #UN75!

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World Giraffe Day is the annual event initiated by GCF to celebrate the tallest animal on the longest day or night of 21 June  of every year. Not only is it a worldwide celebration of these amazing and much-loved animals, but an annual event to raise support, create awareness and shed light on the challenges giraffe face in the wild. Zoos, schools, NGOs, governments, institutions, companies and conservation organisations around the world are hosting events on or around WGD to raise awareness and support for giraffe in the wild.

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Earth Day Network’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet. 

Our world needs transformational change. It’s time for the world to hold sectors accountable for their role in our environmental crisis while also calling for bold, creative, and innovative solutions. This will require action at all levels, from business and investment to city and national government. 

As the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day approaches, the time is long overdue for a global outpouring of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to create a new plan of action for our planet. Earth Day 2020 can be the catalyst that galvanizes an unparalleled global collaboration.

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Following the migration of Borzya, a White-naped Crane banded in Mongolia in 2015 and the only member of her species known to have changed its wintering sites between flyways. Learn more about Borzya from Research Associate Nyambayar Batbayar and read how projects like this connect.

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Countries around the world are closing borders and putting citizens under lockdown in a bid to contain the new coronavirus outbreak, labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus pandemic rose by 743 in one day to 6,820, reversing a declining trend in fatalities observed over the last two days. IACACT decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign: it aims, by reminding everyone of the measures to adopt during this period, to collect donations to support the activities of the Hospital of Perugia (Italy) against coronavirus. Professional volleyball players and former professional players, coaches and referees from Perugia became the ambassadors of this campaign in order to call to action all the volleyball supporters to “become one team” (#COME1SQUADRA).

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Al via la campagna di crowdfunding “INSIEME ALL’OSPEDALE DI PERUGIA CONTRO IL COVID-19” organizzata dalla nostra Associazione sulla piattaforma GoFundMe: l’emergenza Coronavirus ha ormai coinvolto tutti ed in un momento particolarmente difficile, il mondo dello sport deve saper “fare squadra” e sostenere chi sta lottando in prima linea: l’obiettivo dell’associazione no profit IACACT è raccogliere fondi per supportare il fondamentale lavoro dell’Ospedale di Perugia “S. Maria della Misericordia”.  Le modalità di donazione possono essere molteplici:

  • Collegarsi alla piattaforma tramite il link ed effettuare la donazione
  • Effettuare un bonifico bancario alle coordinate IBANIT66A0200803039000029439599 / codice BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1J07 / Unicredit S.p.A. – Ufficio Enti e Tesoreria Via Baracca, 5 06128 Perugia / Causale: Emergenza COVID-19
  • Effettuare un versamento tramite conto corrente postale n. 13399068 intestato all’Azienda Ospedaliera di Perugia – Servizio di Tesoreria / Causale: Emergenza COVID-19

Il giorno 3 aprile l’associazione no profit IACACT devolverà interamente tutti i proventi dell’iniziativa all’ Azienda Ospedaliera di Perugia che individuerà gli interventi prioritari sui quali indirizzare le risorse donate.

African Crane Conservation Programme in Uganda

The African Crane Conservation Programme in Uganda and the local communities organized the World Wetlands Day 2020 celebration in Bushenyi district on Feb. 7.

The event highlighted that it had been deemed important that communities attend the function to showcase how they conserve wetlands and other biodiversity therein and also learn from their counterparts involved in similar work elsewhere in the country. The World Wetlands Day aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and the planet.

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International Day of Action for Rivers 2020

The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day dedicated to solidarity – when diverse communities around the world come together with one voice to say that our rivers matter. That communities having access to clean and flowing water matters.

This year’s Day of Action for Rivers theme focuses on Women, Water, and Climate Change. Last year, 100 women from 32 countries who are leading efforts to protect and defend rivers gathered at the first Women and Rivers Congress.

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