|Earth Day 2021|
From April 20 to 22, three parallel summits will be held, as a reminder of the actions that must be taken in favor of the environment.
Floods, natural disasters, extreme temperatures, health pandemics ... our planet is suffering a series of attacks that affect millions of people, with increasing frequency. For this reason, the commemoration of Earth Day acquires greater relevance than ever.
Every year in Mexico and the United States, a citizen movement that was born 50 years ago is celebrated on April 22. This was a call to promote actions that benefit the planet and establish a long-term dialogue on the damage caused to the environment, as well as the importance of preserving the ecosystem.
According to the UNEP ( United Nations Environment Program ) every four months a new infectious disease emerges in humans and of these 75% comes from animals. “This shows the close relationships between human, animal, and environmental health. "
For this reason, the environment directly depends on the health of the planet and the more than 7.7 billion people who live on it. "Restoring our damaged ecosystems will help end poverty, combat climate change and prevent a mass extinction," says the United Nations (UN).
EARTH DAY COMMEMORATION
The first time that International Mother Earth Day (or simply Earth Day) was celebrated was in 1970 when about 20 million people took to the streets of the United States to protest against oil spills and pollution of the rivers. Although it was in 2009 when the UN decreed its commemoration every year.
For 2021 the committee in charge of organizing it, Earthday.org, has prepared three days of activities, from April 20 to 22, in which global activists, international leaders, and influential people will meet in three parallel summits. There will be an in-depth conversation on climate literacy, environmental justice, and other climate-focused topics.
"This Earth Day we have an important opportunity to challenge world leaders to see climate change for what it is: a pressing global security threat," warned Kathleen Rogers, President of Earthday.org.