Friday, June 5, 2020

World Environment Day Activities and Events

Happy World Environment Day! Today is the big day and there is a packed agenda spread across multiple time zones and languages. Today we will be celebrating with more than 150 virtual events including live concerts, speakers like Jane Goodall, film screenings, virtual journeys, expert panels. and so much more. Some additional highlights include the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) Bonn Digital Conference (see details below) and Unlocking Human Potential for Biodiversity Online Event.

The host country for this year's World Environment Day is Columbia Events featuring experts on biodiversity issues from across the globe. Here is a quick look at the agenda (all times local to Bogota¡ which is GMT-5) To convert to your local time click here. 09:00 AM - 4:00 PM Content focusing on conservation of the Amazon, sustainable use of biodiversity, green business and the COVID-19 pandemic, the close relation between cities and environment, climate change, the circular economy and more.

Click here to access the host country programme. 
Click here to access the full schedule of events.
To catch all the World Environment Day action as it happens click here to go to the 360 live blog.

Videos for Nature

Click here to watch videos from  people like Jane Goodall, Karry Wang, Massimo Bottura, and Roberta Annan
Click here to see how people from all corners of the world are raising their voice #ForNature

Movies For Nature 

Cinemambiente, Environmental Film Festival and the National Museum of Cinema present Movies for Nature, a 24-hour free online streaming marathon including films dedicated to biodiversity. Feature films, medium length and short films will offer a journey to discover the beauty of Nature and the increasingly fragile balance between its animal and plant life, now heavily threatened by the devastating effects of anthropization. The scheduled films include:

Blue by Karina Holden (Australia 2017, 76')
Dusk Chorus - Based on Fragments of Extinction by Alessandro d'Emilia and Nika Saravanja (Italy 2016, 60')
Gringo Trails by Pegi Vail (USA 2014, 52')
Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (France 2009, 90')
Intraterrestrial. A Fleeting Contact by Alexander and Nicole Gratovsky (Spain 2017, 55')
Kamchatka Bears. Life begins by Irina Žuravleva and Vladislav Grišin (Russia 2017, 60')
On the Cover by Yegane Moghaddam (Iran 2018, 4')
Ranger and Leopard by Fathollah Amiri (Iran 2017, 53')
The Messenger by Su Rynard (Canada/France 2015, 90')
Tungrus by Rishi Chandna (India 2018, 12')
Welcome to the Sixtinction by Chiara Cant (Italy 2018, 3')

GLF Bonn Digital Conference

One of the not to be missed events is the GLF Bonn Digital Conference. Human health and livelihoods depend on planetary health. So, how can we feed a growing global population without eating the planet? The 2020 theme of GLF is “Food and Livelihoods.” Today, food systems are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions, a main driver of deforestation and the greatest threat to biodiversity. We need to transform the way we produce food and, as the COVID-19 pandemic is showing, we need to start now. Below you can find GLF Bonn Digital Conference agenda.
Click here to access this digital conference.
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Click here to access the full schedule of events.

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