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Theme: Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too

One of the biggest issues related to climate change is food security. The world’s poorest - many of whom are farmers, fishers and pastoralists - are being hit hardest by higher temperatures and an increasing frequency in weather-related disasters.

At the same time, the global population is growing steadily and is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050. To meet such a heavy demand, agriculture and food systems will need to adapt to the adverse effects of climate change and become more resilient, productive and sustainable. This is the only way that we can ensure the wellbeing of ecosystems and rural populations and reduce emissions.

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2016

2016 Theme: Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united.

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2016 Theme: Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year.  The slogan of 2016 is “Protect Earth. Restore Land. Engage People” 

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2016 Theme: Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods

Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems. It therefore underpins peoples’ livelihoods and sustainable development in all areas of activity, including economic sectors such as agriculture, forestry, fisheries and tourism, among others. By halting biodiversity loss, we are investing in people, their lives and their well-being.

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