Motion ref. S6M-00253
World Environment Day 2021
Submitted by: Monica Lennon, Central Scotland, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Friday, June 4, 2021
Supported by: Jackie Baillie, Neil Bibby, Sarah Boyack, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Jackie Dunbar, Kenneth Gibson, Liam Kerr, Bill Kidd, Gillian Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Paul McLennan, Pauline McNeill, Carol Mochan, Audrey Nicoll, Alex Rowley, Colin Smyth, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Martin Whitfield
That the Parliament recognises that 5 June 2021 is World Environment Day and marks the official launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration campaign; notes the theme this year is Reimagine, Recreate, Restore; understands the UN Decade aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean; believes that reviving damaged ecosystems across the world can help to combat climate change and tackle poverty if everyone, from multi-national corporations to individuals, assesses their own consumption patterns and carbon footprint; welcomes action by Scottish local authorities who have signed up to the Clyde Climate Forest Project and have committed to plant 18 million trees prior to COP26, and urges the Scottish Government to continue supporting initiatives that promote healthy ecosystems.