A sustainable global future requires the world to address the well-being of not only people but animals and the environment. This view is also the founding premise for WellBeing International (WBI). A one-minute video produced by WBI includes the following message. “A responsible caretaker of our world must safeguard people, animals, and the environment for each element is tightly connected and depends on the well-being of the others.”
WBI is encouraged by the recent resolution on the nexus between the well-being of people, animals, and the environment passed at the fifth United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5). However, considerable effort will still be needed to ensure that the requested report on the nexus between animal welfare-environment-sustainable development is comprehensive. Furthermore, the report’s findings should influence and be integrated with the UnitedNations Environment Programme (UNEP) work plan and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Rowan, Andrew N. and Rowan, Kathleen
"The United Nations, Animal Welfare and the Environment,"
WellBeing News: Vol. 4:
7, Article 1.
Available at: https://www.wellbeingintlstudiesrepository.org/wbn/vol4/iss7/1