World Environment Week closes

GIS:-The OECS Commission encouraged the public to find fun and exciting ways to experience the natural environment.

The OECS Commission encouraged residents and visitors across member states to enjoy and celebrate the environment during World Environment Week.

The observance, which commenced June 5, was held under the theme “Connecting People to Nature” and urged the public to spend time outdoors, appreciate the beauty of nature, reflect on how much we depend on natural resources, and find fun and exciting ways to experience the natural environment.

Farmers, fishers, and people in rural communities around the globe are the ones who spend most of their work day in nature, and fully appreciate the dependence on natural resources and how it provides for their livelihoods. In addition, they are among the first to feel the negative impacts of threatened or damaged ecosystems by issues such as pollution, over-exploitation and climate change.

The OECS Commission has been pursuing the long-term protection and sustained productivity of the region’s natural resource base and the ecosystem services it provides. Recent and current actions include strengthening organizational, legal, and regulatory frameworks, and enhancing the capacity of institutions and communities at the national and regional levels to effectively manage natural resources and build resilience.

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