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Sea & Land Environment on Monaco's Green Carpet to celebrateWorld Environment Day.

The world human community is preparing to celebrate one of the most emblematic anniversaries of the whole year. On the occasion of World Environment Day the Principality of Monaco is ready to offer an exclusive themed event at Plage du Larvotto. On Wednesday the 5th June 2024 a series of initiatives will be set to raise awareness of preservation of the marine and terrestrial environment.


Nature Conservation has been dsignated as the central theme with special regard to restoration, fight against desertification and resilience to drought. The fil rouge will be the theme will be transformed in a series of concrete actions by the will of the Société Monégasque d’Assainissement - SMA (Monegasque Sanitation Company), the Direction de l’Environnement (Monaco Environment Department), the Association Beyond Plastic Med (BeMed), the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation - PA2F, the Association Monégasque pour la Protection de la Nature - AMPN, together with Pelagos Sanctuary and RAMOGE Secretaries.

Photo >> 2024 Main Theme to celebrate the World Environment Day: restoration, fight against desertification and resilience to drought © Direction de la Communication

Programme


9:00 - 10:30 a.m. : Waste collection involving two teams respectively engaged on land and at sea.


10:45 - 11:30 a.m.: Waste characterisation will allow better understanding the type of waste collected.


From 2:00 p.m., a series of activities and workshops will be organised at the Esplanade du Larvotto, notably: Partners stands, Escape Game workshop, Waste Fresco contest and other amenities for children.


The workshops will end at 5:00 p.m..


Within this celebration, Pelagos and RAMOGE Secretariats will sign the RAMOGE Charter of Commitments for Alliance Posidonia, pushing all actors operating in the marine sector to commit themselves to the preservation of Seagrass (Posidonia Oceanica), the emblematic Mediterranean sea plant at the base of the ecosystem balances of the Mare Nostrum.

Photo >> Graphic Illustration of the World Environment Day for French-Speaking Countries © Direction de la Communication

The World Environment Day was held in 1972 by the United Nations to encourage eco-awareness and environmentally friendly action worldwide.

This year's host Country, Saudi Arabia, propoed the slogan "Our Land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration" to tackle the global problem of the advancement of desert areas that is involving up to 40% of the Planet Earth surface corresponding to half of the world’s population, according to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. Thus, half of the global GDP (44 trillion dollars) is under threat in view of an increase in desertification which could hit more than three quarters of the world’s human communities by 2050.


Land restoration is therefore the main mission of the United Nations Decade for the Restoration of Ecosystems (2021-2030), calling for the protection of global ecosystems achieve the Sustainable Development goals. Not by chance, the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) of the United Nations Convention against Desertification (UNCCD) will be held in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, from the 2nd to the 13th December 2024, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. ***


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By Maurice Abbati

Journalist; Editor; Communication, Media and Public Relations Specialist

Lecturer and Author in English language of Technical Articles and the Manual: "Communicating the Environment to Save the Planet, a Journey into Eco-Communication" by Springer International Publishing.







Cover page of PhD manual by Maurice Abbati

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