We know that the world is small and getting increasingly smaller. Shrinking not only the physical space available for its sentient life but also reducing the natural resources that they are all dependent upon. The theme this year is “Building a shared future for all life” and that theme is becoming increasingly non-negotiable. It is also going to have to be the mantra for ages to come if life in any form is to survive on earth. From ecosystem-based approaches to climate and/or nature-based solutions to climate, health issues, food and water security and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity is the foundation upon which we can build back better. That is the main message from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), key international instrument for sustainable development.
The Green Movement of Sri Lanka has, for the last quarter of a century been in the forefront of action to get this message across to a planet that has, to all intents and purposes, gone mad. Insanely sucking at the rapidly dwindling resources of our earth and depriving everyone and everything else. Until we acknowledge the symbiosis that exists among all beings, until we recognize that the life of the one is only possible because of the lives of every other, there is no possibility for us, as the thinking species on earth to help that earth to live. We are one planet. Please take a look at the video below that we created for the day, share where you can and carry the essence of this desperate call to the world to every ear that wants to hear it but, more importantly, to those who either cannot or refuse to listen. It is their future too that we, the Greens are fighting for.