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LatinAmerican Post | Vanesa López Romero
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Pakistan: Host of World Environment Day 2021
Last Monday, February 22, at the Fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5), the adviser to the Prime Minister and Minister of Climate Change of Pakistan, Malik Amin Aslam, and the executive director of the UNEP, Inger Andersen, announced that Pakistan will host World Environment Day 2021, celebrated this year on June 5 . According to the press release, the central theme of this event will be "the restoration of systems and the urgency of making peace with nature."
Likewise, this day will mark the formal launch of the United Nations Decade for the Restoration of Ecosystems 2021-2030 which aims to "prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on all continents and oceans" in order to fight the climate change, eradicate poverty and, even, prevent mass extinction.
Los ecosistemas sustentan toda la vida en el .— Programa ONU Medio Ambiente (@unep_espanol) February 24, 2021
¡Este año celebraremos su protección y restauración en el #DíaMundialDelMedioAmbiente!
Pakistán será el anfitrión global de los festejos. https://t.co/1K7iPWpXRE
French government found guilty of climate inaction
Two years ago, the NGOs Greenpeace, Oxfam, Notre affaire à Tous and the Nicolas Hulot Foundation filed a lawsuit against the government of Emmanuel Macron for failure to take committed and effective actions to fight climate change. In 2018, this petition managed to collect 2.3 million signatures and on February 3 the verdict was released in which the French Government was found guilty . It should be noted that this ruling is symbolic and that the State has to pay 1 euro to each of the petitioning NGOs and that it complies with the measures they suggest to repair the damage caused so far. This process is known in the European country as "L'Affaire du siècle" (The process of the century in English).
#LAffaireDuSiècle est HISTORIQUE : l’inaction climatique de l’Etat est jugée ILLÉGALE !— L'affaire du siècle (@laffairedusiecl) February 3, 2021
Cette victoire, c’est grâce à vous !
Restons mobilisé·e·s pour allerloin et obtenir de nouvelles victoires. Ensemble nous pouvons faire agir l’Etat concrètement pour le climat ! pic.twitter.com/jmokn6nqBR
Francisco Vera is appointed Ambassador of Goodwill
The well-known 11-year-old Colombian environmental boy, Francisco Vera , was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of the European Union last Thursday, February 18. The accreditation diploma was received from Patricia Llombart, ambassador of the European Union in Colombia . This recognition was awarded to him for his leadership in favor of the environment and the defense of life. Likewise, Vera assured that he feels "very honored with this designation. As children we can do many things: work with organizations such as Guardianes por la Vida, we can inform ourselves, participate in campaigns and mobilizations because, above all, we are citizens and this is a way to exercise our citizenship ".
Ayer recibí la visita en mi casa de la Embajadora de @UEenColombia, @llombartpatUE quien me designó como Embajador de Buena Voluntad! Me comprometo a poner todo mi esfuerzo para que nuestro mundo sea un mundo mejor para todos! Gracias pic.twitter.com/hsKMRO0ERp— Francisco Vera Manzanares - #CiudadaníasParaLaVida (@franciscoactiv2) February 19, 2021