2020 World environment day marked by bushfires, locusts, global pandemic

The 2020 World Environment Day was held on June 5 and authorities insisted on the loss of biodiversity highlighted by the coronavirus pandemic and its lockdown measures. “There is a huge consensus among the scientific community that the destruction of the environment, the loss of biodiversity and the rise of infectious diseases such as Covid-19 are actually closely related”, FRANCE 24’s Valérie Dekimpe says.