The theme “Our Solutions are in Nature” was promoted throughout the week leading up to World Biodiversity Day on May 22, 2020. Even before the pandemic, this year was considered crucial for biodiversity and climate emergencies. Scientists continually emphasize the urgency of action, reminding us that “nature-based solutions offer the best way to ensure human well-being, combat climate change and protect the planet. “
In the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and in order to protect ourselves against new global threats, scientists and experts from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) are calling for proper management of medical and chemical hazardous waste and a series of measures including those facilitating the transition to carbon-neutral economies to ensure “a resilient and sustainable future for humanity. “
The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) adhere to the principles of integral ecology and to the message Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis, which are in line with the theme of this World Biodiversity Day.