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[Ambassador report] BioDiversity E Café: People, Culture and Biodiversity (Campaign) (Free Report)

by Kushal Naharki | 20-05-2020 19:53 Comments 10 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



BioDiversity E Café

May 21st: People, Culture and Biodiversity

Indigenous people and local communities also play a pivotal role when it comes to sustainable of biodiversity.

 

Introduction: Biodiversity is the source of our cultural and spiritual enrichment. Species, genetic diversity and diversity of ecosystems are frequently integral to religious, cultural and national identities. All major religions, for example, include elements of nature and 231 species are formally used as national symbols in 142 countries. The particular relationship between indigenous peoples and nature has enabled them to conserve the largest percentage of the Earth’s biodiversity. On the other hand, many relationships between humans and nature occur in urban areas. Ecosystems such as parks and other effective area-based conservation measures provide recreation and a knowledge resource for visitors, an urban oasis for (re) connecting people with nature, and biodiversity is a frequent source of inspiration for artists and designers.


Resources: UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity

http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=13179&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html


Video: A world without culture is a world without a future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=RDCMUCkD7gm3Am3M3k156lk46t3A&v=ye1wT7gtdeU&feature=emb_rel_end


Saying: "Although COVID-19 has not succeeded in curbing dialogue among cultures, the long-term consequences of the crisis, especially in economic terms, might inflict severe damage on diversity, as periods of crisis are conducive to concentration and standardization. It is this insidious threat that looms."

- Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development


Did you know? May 21st is celebrated as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development


Fact: The creative and cultural industries (CCI) contribute US$2,250bn to the global economy (3% of GDP) and account for 29.5 million jobs worldwide.


Culture: A Source of Resilience

During this time of mass confinement, billions of people are turning to culture as a source of comfort, well-being and connection. There has been a surge in the creation of, and access to, cultural content online - from virtual visits to museums and galleries, streaming of films and even community choirs via social media - showing its fundamental role as a source of resilience for communities. Major crises throughout history have often given rise to a renaissance of culture and an explosion of new forms of creativity, so vital for human progress.


Why does cultural diversity matter?

Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development. Cultural diversity is a driving force of development, not only with respect to economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional, moral and spiritual life. This is captured in the culture conventions, which provide a solid basis for the promotion of cultural diversity. Cultural diversity is thus an asset that is indispensable for poverty reduction and the achievement of sustainable development. At the same time, acceptance and recognition of cultural diversity – in particular through innovative use of media and Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) – are conducive to dialogue among civilizations and cultures, respect and mutual understanding.

 

References:

https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/culturaldiversityday

https://www.cbd.int/ https://www.un.org/en/observances/cultural-diversity-day

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May 21st

10 Comments

Kushal Naharki

Sang Su Mentor

  • Sang Su Mentor says :
    Hi Kushal Naharki, this is a mentor, Sang Su Lee.

    Thank you for your continuous updates of activities of E Cafe. Diversity indeed flourishes our lives. Diverse culture also makes our lives lively as does biodiversity.

    Keep up the good work!
    Posted 26-05-2020 22:23

Kushal Naharki

Taehyun Mentor

  • Taehyun Mentor says :
    Hello Kushal Naharki, this is mentor Taehyun!

    Another series project is also full of interesting contents! It was exciting throughout the reading! Cultural diversity seems to play an important role as well as ecological diversity. Perhaps differences in the way each country thinks about the ecosystem from cultural diversity can make various differences in the environment. I'm always looking at interesting content!

    Thank you for the report!

    Green cheers!
    Posted 24-05-2020 03:00

Kushal Naharki

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Greetings kushal dai
    I hope you are doing well
    Great dai
    Thank you so much for this report
    Keep writing
    Green cheers
    Regards
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 22-05-2020 14:38

Kushal Naharki

ALOK DHAKAL

  • ALOK DHAKAL says :
    Thanks for sharing your report!
    Posted 21-05-2020 01:06

Kushal Naharki

Sonika Pariyar

  • Sonika Pariyar says :
    Hello Kushal dai!

    I hope you are fine and doing great!

    Thanks for sharing informative report!

    GREEN CHEERS!

    Regards,
    Sonika
    Posted 20-05-2020 21:35

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