International Day For Biological Diversity: Life on Earth – What’s it Worth?


Today dawned and Hugh Paxton’s Blog woke to International Day for Biological Diversity! International what??? you might be thinking.

Over to Gordon Johnson and my beloved wife, Midori, for a brief explanation of what all the excitement on the streets is about!

Cheers from Bangkok!


From: Gordon Johnson
Subject: Life on Earth
Importance: High

Dear Colleagues,

Are you alive? If so, you can thank the web of life on earth that makes it all possible.

With this in mind, I’m happy to inform you that today is the International Day for Biological Diversity!

I hope you can take a moment to reflect on the fragile world in which we live in by reading Midori’s excellent post: “Not everything that counts can be counted”:

Sadly, the diversity of life on earth is disappearing at a faster rate than at any time in human history. Our focus on growth and our own consumerism are part of the problem. But working for UNDP and in our individual lives we can be part of the solution too, helping shift the world onto a more sustainable development path for all. Let’s continue working together to that end!


Mr. Gordon Johnson

Regional Team Leader, Resilience and Sustainability

Bangkok Regional Hub
United Nations Development Programme
3rd Floor United Nations Service Building
Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel.: +66 (0)2 304 9100 ext. 2722
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