Climate Change is a Major Driver of Migration

Each year on June 20, the world celebrates World Refugee Day. This year, the focus will be on the right to seek safety. Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.

The United Nations estimates that roughly 20 million people have been forcibly displaced due to sea level rise, violent storms, droughts, heavy rainfalls and other climate impacts. As noted above, these people exist in a gray space, forced to leave their homes and communities, but not afforded any international legal rights or courses of action. The 2018 Global Compact on Refugees acknowledges that climate change and environmental degradation “interact with the drivers of refugee movements.” While a small step forward, this acknowledgement does not incorporate an affirmation that those fleeing climate change are in fact refugees. Instead, those in migration because of climate change are referred to as migrants, a broad term used to describe people who have left their homes—temporarily or permanently—but not because of direct violence or persecution.

In fact, a great deal more advocacy is needed to ensure that climate migrants are fully recognized in international laws and mechanisms to best provide support for these populations.

World Environment Day is celebrated

June 5 of each year marks International Environment Day, a date set by the UN in 1972, which aims to encourage awareness and action for environmental protection at the global and local levels.

For this, one of the winners of the award within the Electronic Platform @environmenthub, the Local Action Group “Nature” has successfully implemented the awareness campaign “3R” (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle), which is implemented within HumanRightivism.

The 3R campaign aimed to inform citizens about the practice of this method, preserving the environment and promoting a healthy environment for life, work and sustainable development.

The final ceremony of the 7th Green Debate Tournament is held today

Today is the final ceremony of the debate tournament organized by the Balkan Green Foundation.

This event is open and is held in the premises of KINO Armata in Prishtina.

The preliminary stages of the “Green Debate Tournament” are held on 21 and 22 May 2022, while on the 24th the final debate of the tournament will be held where certificates of participation, achievement, medals, gifts for finalists and cups for winners will be awarded.

The debate tour was held in the structured format of the debate “British Parliamentary”, and was attended by high school students from the municipalities of Ferizaj, Lipjan, Peja, Pristina, and South Mitrovica.

The Debate Tournament “Green Debate Tournament” is financially supported by UNMIK Kosovo.

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20 May, World Bee Day

The aim of World Bee Day is to raise awareness among the world public about the importance and protection of bees and other pollinators. They are increasingly endangered and therefore need the protection of their natural environment, which will enable them to survive. In addition to bee products, which are considered quality food, their biggest contribution is the pollination of almost three quarters of all plants.

The UN Member States approved Slovenia’s proposal to proclaim 20 May as World Bee Day in December 2017 on Anton Janšas birthday. Anton Janša was the first beekeeping teacher at the Viennese imperial court, who in the 18th century completely revised the hitherto beekeeping methods based on his findings and laid the foundations of modern beekeeping.

Green Startup Fair

Green Startup Fair will take place on May 11 at ICK, as a joint initiative with UNDP Kosovo, part of the Kosovo Earth Days campaign. The #GreenStartupFair22 will highlight the brilliant green, eco and sustainable approaches of local startups, SMEs and CSOs. Join the celebration!

There will be a range of exhibitors, speakers, donors, potential investors and media present at the event. The 1st edition of the Green Startup Fair is supported by the Embassy of Sweden in Pristina, European Union Kosovo, Embassy of Japan in Kosovo & USAID Kosovo. Doors opening at 10am at ICK. Welcome!

The Exhibitors: Kosovo Glass Recycling, Formon, DYVO, Enchele, GoBeyond, Biotech Agriculture, Climate Awareness Association – CAA, Botanic-llc, LOOP SMC, REKS LLC, TE Pema, AgroVictus & Lazdrohu Sport Kids.

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April 22, Earth Day

Earth Day, celebrated annually on April 22, is a reminder to protect the environment, restore damaged ecosystems, and live a more sustainable life.

Celebrated for the first time in 1970, this year, this day marks its 52nd anniversary.

What is the focus this year?

This year, www.earthday.org has selected the theme, ‘Invest in our planet’. It explains: “This is the moment to change everything – the business climate, the political climate and the way we take action on climate change.

Now is the time for unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, our livelihood together, we must “Invest in our planet”.

It also speaks and warns that time is too short and measures must be taken to make changes.

WWF Invites Individuals, Institutions, and Businesses to Voluntarily Mark ‘Earth Hour’

Earth Hour, the largest global volunteer event to save the planet, marks March 26 by turning off the lights at 8:30 p.m.

On Saturday, March 26, at 20:30, one of the largest environmental initiatives in the world, Earth Hour, will reunite people around the globe to show their commitment to planet Earth.

WWF Adria invites mayors of all municipalities to turn off the lights in any building or special part of their cities on Saturday from 20:30 to 21:30, and thus, become part of the celebration of this day.

As the world’s biodiversity is declining at an unprecedented rate, and about one million species are threatened with extinction, the world’s largest conservation movement aims to mobilize individuals, businesses, and governments to be part of the negotiations. and the solutions needed for a sustainable future. In this challenging time,

Earth Hour represents a moment of solidarity, and an opportunity to take care of each other and our common home. Earth Hour, which began in 2007 as a symbolic light-stopping event in Sydney, Australia, is now celebrated in over 190 states and territories. This year in our region the focus of this event will be to raise awareness of animal species which are becoming extinct at a very fast pace.

We invite all those who want to turn off the lights for planet Earth, to post their photos with the caption #OraeTokesKosove.

For additional information: Ariana Çaka, Communications Officer, WWF Adria, +383 44 592 643, acaka@wwfadria.org

WWF is one of the largest and most reputable independent conservation organizations, with nearly five million supporters, and an active global network in more than 100 countries. The WWF’s mission is to stop the destruction of the Earth’s natural environment, and to build a future where people live in harmony with nature while preserving world biodiversity, and ensuring the sustainable use of renewable natural resources, promoting pollution reduction and excessive consumption. More information at www.wwfadria.org.

A clean environment is a human right

Today is International Human Rights Day.

UN Council The main UN human rights body has voted overwhelmingly to recognize the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment as a human right.

In 2021 the UN has also appointed an expert to monitor human rights in the context of a climate emergency.

Global recognition of this right will help empower local communities to protect their livelihoods, health and culture against environmental degradation, and will help governments develop stronger and more coherent human rights laws and policies.

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Exhibition: recycling and upcycling in the fashion industry

️Did you know that plastic and textile waste can be useful? DYVO and “Let’s Do it Peja”, are transforming them into fashionable, stylish and stylish clothes and accessories.

Europe House in Kosovo is organizing the interactive exhibition “Redesign and recycling in the fashion industry”, where in addition to seeing fashion products created from plastic and recycled and redesigned textiles, you will learn more about the amount of plastic you carry by yourself, and you will be informed about creative ways you can reuse plastic.