Plastic is everywhere. From the beaches of Indonesia to the Arctic, it is silently suffocating our planet. Every year, eight million tons of plastic enters the oceans, most of which is carried by rivers and canals. Plastic contaminates soils, rivers, oceans, and enters our food chain.
Stopping the flow of plastic into the oceans needs to be a top priority. It is with this urgency that the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)—one of the largest non-governmental nature conservation organizations in the world—is addressing the world leaders at the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly that takes place from March 11-15, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. However, they need to prove that this is a concern “for the majority of the world’s population”.
This is where the online petition comes in: WWF intends to send “a clear message to political leaders” by giving voice to thousands of people who demand “a legally binding agreement that involves all countries to end this crisis”.
The United Nations Environment Assembly is the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. It meets biennially, addresses the critical environmental challenges facing the world today, sets priorities for global environmental policies, and develops international environmental law. In Nairobi, the global environment forum will bring together heads of state, environment ministers, activists, heads of multinationals, and NGOs determined to take on innovative solutions to environmental challenges.
WWF wants to make sure that plastic pollution will fill a big part of the debate at the 4th UN Assembly for the Environment. Join your voice to this cause by signing the online petition at https://go.panda.org/plastics.
What do you think about the United Nations Environment Assembly? What other issues do you think are important to be addressed at the Assembly this year?
Growing up surrounded by nature, Maria’s idea of a perfect scenario resumes itself to a green, sunny and quiet one. She loves to cook vegan food (and even more to eat it), long one-on-one chats, to swim in the ocean, live music, to play the ukulele and a good book.
Her life goal is to travel the world, saving wildlife species and habitats.
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