World Environment Day is an annual event that aims to be the biggest and most widely celebrated day for positive environmental action worldwide. World Environment Day activities take place all year round but culminate on 5 june every year, involving everyone from everywhere.
This year Brazil will host the World Environment Day promoted by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) every 5 June, and this year’s theme is “Green Economy: Does it include you?” This is a simple and interesting question that every member of society should try to answer.
UNEP defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one that is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.
Since 1994, The United Nations Environment Programme has been developing a “Sport and the Environment” programme that promotes sustainable behaviour at sporting events worldwide and raises environmental awareness across all sports. One of the aims of this programme is to foster cooperation among sports organisations and, through them, to get across an environmental message.
On this special occasion the FIM is pleased to launch the FIM ENVIRONMENTAL AMBASSADORS PROJECT and the NEW LOGO of the FIM International Environment Commission. Riders from various FIM World Championships and different countries will lend their voices to transmit environmental messages and create awareness about environmental issues. The first FIM Environmental Ambassadors will be Spanish riders Laia Sanz (FIM Women’s Trial & Enduro World Championships) and Marc Marquez (FIM Moto2 World Championship), who will be joined by French rider Randy De Puniet (FIM MotoGP World Championship). Other riders from across the world will join this project in the next few weeks!
The United Nations Environment Programme, one of the FIM’s main contractual partners since 2006, recently agreed to renew its Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the FIM. This document reflects the joint commitment of both organisations to work more closely together in the coming years.
To know more about World Environment Day visit: http://www.unep.org/wed/