World Environment Day 2024 

World Environment Day was celebrated on Wednesday 5 June 2024! This year’s theme is ‘Our Land, Our Future. We are #GenerationRestoration‘. This got us thinking about the meaning behind this theme, and the ways in which we can all contribute to a more resilient future. 

World Environment Day, coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), is a reminder of the importance of starting conversations about land restoration, desertification and drought resilience. UNEP states that currently, up to 40% of the world’s land is degraded, impacting around 3.2 billion people globally due to desertification. Moreover, projections suggest that by 2050, over three-quarters of the world’s population will be affected by drought. 

Within our region, agricultural businesses are implementing climate-resilient practices such as using minimum-tillage practices, using drought resilient crop varieties, and modifying their seeding practices to manage and preserve soil moisture for drought resilience. Further research is needed in this area in order for the Agricultural industry to stay on the top of its’ game and remain sustainable, ensuring we continue to mitigate land degradation, desertification and drought impacts. 

For more information on World Environment Day, check out these links! 

World Environment Day – UN Environment Programme | World Environment Day Campaign Website

If you’re a farmer in the Northern Agricultural Region and are looking to improve your agricultural practices to be more drought resilience, contact NACC NRM’s Sustainable Agriculture Facilitator Katrina Sasse. 

E katrina.sasse@nacc.com.au | P (08) 9938 0110 | M 0447 361 335

Sustainable Agriculture Facilitators are supported by the Australian Government through funding from the Natural Heritage Trust under the Climate-Smart Agriculture Program.

#NaturalHeritageTrust #SustainableAgriculture #Climate #AgClimate #AustralianAgriculture 

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