On April 22, ICOM will officially join the Global Coalition #UnitedforBiodiversity.
On the occasion of World Wildlife Day 2020, the European Commission launched a global coalition for biodiversity to call for stronger mobilisation in raising awareness about the need to protect biodiversity.
Ahead of the crucial CoP 15 meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (China, October 2021), the European Commission launched the Global Coalition “United for Biodiversity” to call for stronger mobilisation in protecting biodiversity. At a time one million species are at risk of extinction within decades, world institutions and organisations are invited to join forces and speak up for nature.
On Earth Day 2021, April 22, ICOM will join the #UnitedforBiodiversity initiative to amplify its efforts in the museum and cultural sectors.
We call on museums of all kinds, to support this vital fight. As trusted sources of knowledge, museums are uniquely placed to engage our communities in generating positive action, as well as fostering respect for all living beings and the earth ecosystems on which the future of Humanity depends.
Museums can also support biodiversity conservation in countless ways, from promoting research and education programmes, to improving the impact of their operations on the surrounding environment and ecosystems but also underlining the importance of nature in all cultures.
ICOM announces their endorsement of the Coalition during Earth Day 2021 (April 22), and invites all ICOM members to join us in order to maximise the impact we can have in protecting biodiversity worldwide. In this kit, you will find a content bank with texts and images you can use on your website, social media and other communication supports.
We invite you to use them and adapt them to the needs of your institution. If you post these materials on remember to tag @ICOMOfficiel on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, so we can reshare your posts to our more than 90,000 followers.
Don’t forget to use the official coalition hashtag #UnitedForBiodiversity and to tag the European Commission Directorate-General for Environment (Twitter: @EU_ENV, Facebook: @EUEnvironment, Instagram: @ourplanet_eu, Linkedin: @eu-environment-climate).
With this joint effort, we will support the following UN Sustainable Development Goals: