World Vision Ghana a Christian humanitarian, relief, development, and advocacy organization joins United Nations and other organizations today 5th June to celebrate World Environment Day.
A day set aside annually to remind us to take care of the environment, create awareness and take action for protecting the environment.
Today marks the formal launch of UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, (2021–2030) which is essential in World Vision’s work to building the ecosystem.
This year’s observance of World Environment Day is on the theme; ‘Ecosystem restoration’ with a special focus on creating a good relationship with nature.
The Food Security & Resilience Technical Programme Manager, World Vision Ghana Mr. Maxwell Amedi called on all to help restore the ecosystem now. Currently, it’s estimated that 60% of global ecosystem services are degraded.
He explains that in ecology, a disturbance is a temporary change in environmental conditions that causes a pronounced change in an ecosystem.
“World Vision Ghana, as an organization having one of its core values to be ‘stewards,’ meaning we care about God’s creation hence we act in ways that restore and protect the environment,” he said.
Mr. Maxwell Amedi, in a statement to commemorate the day, on Saturday, said human activities, such as massive deforestation, land degradation must stop now to preserve the ecosystem for generations who are yet to be born.
“We cannot continue to sit back while people destroy the ecosystem build on wetlands, causing flooding leading to loss of lives and properties,” he said.
This means we all have roles to play being its organizations, the youth, religious leaders, traditional authorities towards ecosystem restoration.
“World Vision Ghana is celebrating its achievements as an organization in ecosystem restoration through our Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) project model over the past decade.
World Vision is advocating on behalf of most vulnerable children and their parents for a greener environment for sustainable livelihood and using the opportunity to renew our actions, commitments, and choices towards a better ecosystem restoration” he added.