Small Islands are not the only ones not left out in this year’s World Environment Day celebrations. You can join the fun too. Vote for your favorite slogan for WED 2014 by clicking here. Join the United Nations in spotlighting issues facing SIDS linked to climate change by voting for the 2014 World Environment Day slogan. Go to www.unep.org/wed to choose the slogan that you feel captures the 2014 theme most effectively.
These are the slogans to choose from:
- No one is an island: think globally
- Island voices. Global choices
- Raise your voice, Not the sea level
- Climate Action. Island Protection
- No one is an island. Act globally
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) across the world face numerous unique challenges. SIDS are on the frontline of one of the most critical environmental struggles of our time – climate change – which leaves coastal communities around the globe vulnerable to floods and storm surges. Small Island Developing States are often the most exposed.
Moreover, if sea level rise caused by climate change remains unchecked, some nations, such as Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands and Tuvalu will eventually become uninhabitable. A large share of the population of many other Small Island Developing States will be displaced or otherwise adversely impacted.
Voting ends on 5 March 2014 and the winning slogan – which will be used to call on the global community to take action – will be announced soon after. Invite your family, friends, school and community to vote as well.