Ecorite Imaging at IMF World Environment Day

Posted by Admin on 6 June 2012

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Ecorite Imaging, Inc. (ERI) was pleased to provide its biodegradable signage for the World Environment Day hosted this year by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC.

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This year’s theme -- The Green Economy: Does it Include You? -- focused on the central role communities must play in the transition to a low-carbon, resource-efficient and socially inclusive green economy. The estimated 9,000 World Environment Day activities held worldwide included tree planting and the official launch of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon underscored the need for everyone to contribute to “keeping humankind's ecological footprint within planetary boundaries.” He added, “measuring growth and wealth by Gross Domestic Product alone is inadequate,” noting that the world needs sustainable development goals, and highlighting the UN's efforts towards climate neutrality and sustainable management of its offices and activities.

Humanity is already using resources at a pace that is 1.4 times more than the Earth can sustain.

"The more we do now, the easier it will be in the future. Either we take a lead in promoting a low carbon economy or we get left behind. This is an opportunity to promote investment and stimulate technological innovation. It will leave Europe stronger not weaker," said Chris Davies, a British government official.                                                                                                               

World Environment Day is one of the main tools the UN uses to stimulate awareness, political attention and action upon the environment. Since the first one in 1972, it’s been celebrated every year on June 5th to raise global awareness about the need for greater environmental progress.

 

SOURCES:

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/headlines/content/20120605STO46302/html/World-Environment-Day-%E2%80%93-EP-towards-a-green-economy

http://uncsd.iisd.org/news/world-environment-day-celebrations-focus-on-green-economy/

http://www.un.ba/novost/10050/5th-june-world-environment-day