Earth Day, celebrated on 22 April each year, is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes.
To mark the 51st Earth Day and its theme “Restore Our Earth”, the ISC looks back on some of its articles that inspire the key themes raised by Earth Day organizers:
Climate and environmental literacy
Taking stock of progress on global change
We talk to Bob Watson about the latest scientific findings and progress towards international agreements.
Climate restoration technologies
A new report on the Earth Energy Imbalance answers the question and calls for an enhanced and robust climate observing system.
Forest Restoration: a path to recovery and well-being
Explore the importance of restoring and sustainably managing forests in addressing the climate-change and biodiversity crises.
Efficiency must go hand-in-hand with equity to build resilient food systems
Resilient food systems are inclusive food systems. We need to include all relevant stakeholders in co-developing resilient and sustainable food systems.
Equity and environmental justice
A New Future for Conservation: Setting out the principles of post-growth conservation
The prospects for Earth’s biological diversity look increasingly bleak. Here are 12 principles that could guide us forward.
Citizen scientists: perhaps without a degree but certainly making a difference
Anyone can be a citizen scientist and assist in capturing data that will help research. Read about a project in Limpopo where farmers are helping to collect data.