A momentous victory sees the links between animal welfare and the environment recognized at UNEA 5 | Your money
New York, NY, March 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The vital links between animal welfare and environmental crises will be formally recognized for the first time globally after a historic resolution passed today ( Wednesday, March 2) at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5).
At the fifth session of the UNEA, in Nairobi, Kenya, a crucial resolution was passed that will help develop a better understanding of the relationship between improving animal welfare and addressing the drivers of loss. wildlife, climate change, pollution and pandemic diseases.
The resolution on the link between animal welfare, the environment and sustainable development calls on the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) to prepare a report exploring the link between animal welfare, l environment and sustainable development.
This includes halting biodiversity loss, restoring ecosystems, reducing climate change, pollution, and the risk of new infectious diseases that can jump from animals to humans.
Another resolution on sustainable nitrogen management was also adopted, marking an important victory against nitrogen pollution, a huge global challenge. However, it is a missed opportunity that the goal of halving global nitrogen waste by 2030 was lost in the negotiations.
“This is a momentous decision for animal welfare. Improving animal welfare is essential to ensuring a sustainable future for animals, people and the planet. The adoption of this resolution is therefore extremely important, even if it’s just the beginning,” said Ben Williamson, US executive director of Compassion in World Farming.
“It is now up to all Member States and UNEP to fully implement the resolution agreed today to ensure improved animal welfare and nature protection at the national level across the world. We look forward to working with the United States on domestic implementation. »
Compassion worked as part of a major global movement of animal welfare groups that supported the passage of the resolution, led by Compassion Administrator Josphat Ngonyo and the African Animal Welfare Network ( ANAW), in collaboration with the World Animal Federation and the AU. -IBAR. Together, the groups have written to environment ministries around the world urging them to support the resolution, which has been universally adopted by 193 countries.
The resolution was initiated by the government of Ghana and co-sponsored by six other member states: Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan and Pakistan.
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About compassion in global agriculture:
Compassion in World Farming is a global farmed animal welfare organization campaigning peacefully to end factory farming and replace it with a compassionate, fair and sustainable food system for all. The charity is dedicated to reforming a broken food and agricultural system and bringing about a more humane, just and sustainable system. Compassion engages with leading global food companies to create and adopt meaningful animal welfare policies while tracking progress against these commitments to ensure compliance. He works tirelessly for a better future for animals, people and the planet by educating concerned consumers and supporting meaningful public policy. With our headquarters in the UK, we have offices across Europe, the USA, China and South Africa. To learn more about Compassion in World Farming or join the movement, visit: ciwf.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Ronnika A. McFall, APR Compassion in World Farming USA 631-710-8224 [email protected]
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