Solar Power Leader Barbados Host World Environment Day 2014
Bridgetown, Barbados, 9 May 2014
- Barbados, a Caribbean island at the cutting edge of the fight
against climate change, host this year's World Environment Day
(WED) global celebrations on 5 June 2014, according to a joint
announcement made today by the government of Barbados and the United
Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
International Day of Biological Diversity Focuses on Islands
year, Islands are the focus of the International Year of Biological
Diversity (22 May 2014). Islands and their surrounding near-shore
marine areas constitute unique ecosystems often comprising many plant
and animal species that are endemic—found nowhere else on Earth. The
legacy of a unique evolutionary history these ecosystems are
irreplaceable treasures. They are also key to the livelihood, economy,
well-being and cultural identity of 600 million islanders—one-tenth of
the world’s population.