World Environment Day Organized on Trebević

World Environment Day was marked today on Trebević with a special educational program organized by REC together with the Cantonal Public Institution for Protected Natural Areas of the Sarajevo Canton, students from the Primary School “Nafija Sarajlić” and our partner organizations.


This year’s slogan of the World Environment Day was “Ecosystem restoration – Reimagine, Recreate, Restore“. Its focus is on the revitalization of degraded ecosystems, thus increasing their benefits for society and biodiversity.


We are witnessing climate (dis)advantages, natural losses, and deadly pollution on a daily basis, threatening to destroy our homes and eliminate many of the millions of plant and animal species that share this planet with us. However, such degradation is not inevitable. Advances in technology and knowledge give us the hope to reverse the damage made and rebuild the Earth, provided we act immediately.


World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every 5 June and is one of the most distinguished, internationally accepted dates of the United Nations (UN). Since its first marking in 1974, the World Environment Day has aimed to raise public awareness of environmental issues such as sea and land pollution, biodiversity and land loss, climate change, unsustainable consumption, and poaching. NGOs, local communities, governments, companies, and celebrities from more than 143 countries are taking part in marking of this day.


For the first time, the United Nations has declared the coming decade (2020-2030) the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration.


As of 5 June 2021, individuals, groups, governments, companies, and organizations of all kinds are invited to participate in the global movement to prevent, stop and reverse ecosystem degradation, and to ensure a sustainable future for all.


Although a decade may seem like a long period, it is necessary to halve greenhouse gas emissions to prevent devastating climate change by 2030. Attaining the sustainable development goals requires enormous efforts, from poverty reduction and the fight against disease (locally and globally) to the protection of biological and geological diversity. A lot of effort and hard work is needed in order to reduce biological diversity losses, which would otherwise lead to the extinction of millions of plant and animal species. Healthy ecosystems are essential to achieving the goals, and their restoring poses a huge challenge.


Through its activities, the AIRQ project seeks to highlight the problems caused by ecosystem degradation, and the need has become clear to change habits for the survival of the future generations, but also for the love of the world in which we live.