Today the world celebrates the International Day for Biological Diversity. We all have to support and foster scientific knowledge and cooperation in order to boost the understanding of its benefits and the value of biodiversity and ecosystems for human being.

Biodiversity is life. It is also a key condition for resilient ecosystems, able to adapt to a changing environment and unexpected challenges. Biodiversity is as necessary for nature and humankind as cultural diversity, to build stronger, more resilient societies, equipped with the tools they need to respond to the challenges of today and tomorrow. We need to foster this culture of diversity in all its forms as a chance and a strength for all. I see this as a key condition to achieve the sustainable development goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Find out more at and enjoy this very interesting video