Protecting our Region’s ecosystems is critical for our very survival. Ecosystems support the provision of water, contribute to good health, sustain the livelihoods and well-being of our Caribbean people. We need to ensure they are maintained and protected for generations to come. Restoration is an important response to reduce further degradation of our ecosystems. This means we must move from exploiting nature to protecting and healing it.
World Environment Day, observed annually on 5th June, raises awareness of the problems facing our environment. These problems include pollution, land degradation, unsustainable consumption, sea-level rise, food insecurity and exploitation. Our commemoration of World Environment Day helps to initiate and drive change in consumption patterns and environmental policy.