La Délégation de l'Union européenne au Canada

La Délégation de l'UE se joint à la campagne mondiale #EUBeachCleanUp 2019

23/09/2019 - 18:54
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Pour la deuxième année consécutive, la Délégation de l'Union européenne au Canada s'est jointe aux Délégations de l'UE à travers le monde dans le cadre d'une campagne de sensibilisation visant à réduire et à éviter la pollution par les plastiques de nos plages, rivières et océans. Le 20 septembre, le personnel de la Délégation - accompagné des Schtroumpfs - ont ajouté leur voix aux efforts mondiaux entrepris par l'Union européenne en allant nettoyer les plages de l'Île Kettle, sur la rivière des Outaouais.

Chaque année, des millions de tonnes de déchets sont rejetées dans l'océan. D'ici à 2050, il pourrait y avoir plus de plastique que de poissons dans la mer. C'est pourquoi l'Union européenne, les Nations Unies et les Schtroumpfs ont décidé d'unir leurs forces pour combattre ce problème et encourager les citoyens du monde entier à prendre soin de notre planète bleue.

 

Aidez-nous à promouvoir l'importance de garder nos plages, nos océans et nos voies navigables propres!

 

 

 

European Union

The EU is spearheading global efforts to reduce and avoid plastic pollution, including marine litter. Next to ambitious reuse and recycling targets, EU policy will help reduce single use plastics and microplastics as well as waste from lost fishing gear. The EU also has an envelope of € 350 million earmarked for R&D in this area. Other measures include fishing for litter campaigns, compensating fishermen for cleaning up the ocean.

Through its worldwide network of EU delegations (“embassies”) as well as the representations in EU member states, the EU now reaches out to citizens worldwide, creating awareness about the issue and encouraging people to take care of our blue planet.

 

United Nations

In 2015, 193 world leaders adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 14 ‘life below water’. By 2025, all UN member states pledge to prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.  A global network of 59 United Nations Information Centres are teaming up with the EU to reach out to youth, local partners and all citizens so that everybody can play its part in respecting the environment and cherishing our oceans.

 

Smurfs

Three apples high, The Smurfs began life in 1958 as comic book characters created by Pierre Culliford, better known under his pseudonym, Peyo.  

For more than 60 years, the Smurfs have communicated universal values such as solidarity, courage, tolerance, work, respect for nature and the environment. These values transcend age, gender and cultures. It is thus quite natural that the Smurfs are involved in the cleaning of oceans and beaches.

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