World Tourism Day 2020

Poster September 27 is World Tourism Day. Planeta.com is curating happenings around the globe providing the deep-dive into tourism and travel’s impact. Check out the embedded tweets below! Please let us know of recommended videos, public zoom events, and other resources of note. Hashtags: #wtd2020, #worldtourismday, #DiaMundialDelTurismo Key Linksunwto.org/world-tourism-day-2020e-unwto.org Questions Is there a theme for …

2020 Summit on Biodiversity

Photo: Chapultepec Park Mark your calendar: September 30 The Summit on Biodiversity will be convened under the theme “Urgent Action on Biodiversity for Sustainable Development.” The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will assist the President of the General Assembly in the preparation of the Summit. The …

International Day for Universal Access to Information (2020)

Poster September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). Yes, we need a free flow of accurate and reliable information. Hashtags: #AccessToInfoDay, #AccessToInfo, #IDUAI2020 Key Linksunesco.org/commemorations/accesstoinformationdayun.org/en/observances/information-access-day BackgroundIn November 2015, UNESCO adopted a resolution (38 C/70) declaring September 28 of every year as International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI). 2020 …

Nature for Life 2020

Hashtags Key LinksNature for Life HubHashtag: #NatureForLife Questions How can remote participants contribute and learn within this event? = ¿Cómo pueden los participantes lejanos contribuir y aprender dentro de este evento? How might this virtual venue be a test case for including global participants in upcoming conservation conferences, workshops, and other events? = ¿Cómo podría …

Global Biodiversity Outlook 5

Report Cover Launch of Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 – cbd.int/gbo5 Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) is the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It is a periodic report that summarizes the latest data on the status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions relevant to the further implementation of the Convention. GBO-5 provides …

Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Announcing the dates for 2020’s Māori Language Week (September 14-20 or 14-20 Mahuru). Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is one of Planeta.com’s fave celebrations, one that stands out as a practical model of inclusive experiences and smart communication bringing people together on …

Hostile Terrain 94

Poster Hostile Terrain 94 (HT94) is a participatory art project sponsored and organized by the Undocumented Migration Project (UMP), a non-profit research-art-education-media collective, directed by anthropologist Jason De León. The exhibition is composed of some 3,200 handwritten toe tags that represent migrants who have died trying to cross the Sonoran Desert of Arizona between the mid-1990s and 2019. These tags …

2020 American Indian Tourism Conference

Poster The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA) announces it is is waiving all registration fees for the 22nd Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC). September 14-18, 2020. Hashtag: #OneCountryManyNations This edition of the venerable event takes place in all-digital platform. The hosts are using NATIVE Act funding to underwrite the event. An all-star …

Living Planet Report 2020

Report cover Recommended Reading: The Living Planet Report 2020 is the thirteenth edition of the report and provides the scientific evidence to what nature has been telling us repeatedly: unsustainable human activity is pushing the planet’s natural systems that support life on Earth to the edge. Hashtag: #LivingPlanet Subtitle: Bending the curve of biodiversity loss …

‪What is the quality of our data?‬

Photo ‪What is the quality of our data?‬ COVID19 Tracking announced the launch of a new state grading system.https://covidtracking.com/blog/weve-launched-a-new-state-grading-system “Our new state grading system is meant to define and measure what we think of as standard requirements for complete and meaningful COVID-19 public health reporting. We built these updated standards in response to requests by …