New Delhi: ‘#DhakDhakDharti, this World Environment Day, it’s time for nature,’ with this message actor and UN Environment’s Goodwill Ambassador, Dia Mirza urged everyone to come together and help protect the environment. Sharing a video message on her social platform, the actor said,
It is time to reimagine our relationship with nature. It is time to put nature at the heart of all our decision making.
Further highlighting the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, Dia Mirza added,
This year’s theme is biodiversity. Protecting biodiversity ensures that we regulate climate, we have good nutrient, we have better security of food and lastly ensures we have better livelihood and health.
The actor signed off with a request that we all should unify our efforts to save the earth, our only planet. Dia Mirza said,
This World Environment Day, I hope, we all continue to come together every day to protect life on earth and learn to coexist with all the species that share the planet with us.
Watch Dia Mirza’s Full Message For World Environment Day
This World Environment Day, It’s Time #ForNature .Time to reimagine our relationship with nature.Time to put nature at the heart of all our decision making. #DhakDhakDharti @asifbhamlaa @bhamlafoundation @moefcc @UNEP #DhakkDhakkDharti #BhamlaFoundation #ForNature pic.twitter.com/dfdo4DfN04
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) June 3, 2020
In 1974 the first World Environment Day was celebrated with the theme “Only One Earth”. World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action, engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue.
This year’s theme is biodiversity, which in simple terms means the foundation that supports the life of humans and each and every species on the earth. It affects every aspect of human health, providing clean air and water, nutritious foods, scientific understanding and medicine sources, natural disease resistance, and climate change mitigation. If any one element in the biodiversity is changed or removed, the entire life system will get affected and can produce negative consequences. Human actions, including deforestation, encroachment on wildlife habitats, intensified agriculture, and acceleration of climate change, have pushed nature beyond its limit. If we continue on this path, biodiversity loss will have severe implications for humanity, including the collapse of food and health systems.
According to the United Nations, biodiversity involves 8 million plant and animal species, the ecosystems that house them, and the genetic diversity among them. In the last 150 years, the live coral reef cover has been reduced by half. Within the next 10 years, one out of every four known species may have been wiped off the planet. Moreover, it would take 1.6 Earths to meet the demands that humans make on nature each year.