Blue eco-system restoration through blue financing
FOR the first time in the history of Pakistan, the country has hosted the ‘World Environment Day 2021’ in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
‘Eco-System Restoration’ was the theme of this year’s World Environment Day, which focuses on resetting our relation with nature.
The UN has termed this decade as ‘Ecosystem Restoration 2021–2030’ which will reinforce the existing environmental sustainability agenda of United Nations–Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) 2030.
The sustainable development of the global ‘Blue Ecosystems’ can play an important role in the environmental restoration efforts focusing on preventing, halting and reversing the degradation of global ecosystems.
Globally the coastal blue eco-system has been greatly damaged and are among the most threatened ecosystems on Earth, with an estimated 340,000 to 980,000 hectares being destroyed each year.