Today we celebrate the World Environment Day. Is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment.
The International Olive Council joins in the challenge launched by the United Nations and already supports this mission with World Olive Day on 26 November each year, officially recognised by UNESCO.
As an agent in combating global warming, olive growing has a positive carbon balance, sequestering more CO2 in its growth cycle than the greenhouse gases emitted in the production process of virgin and extra virgin olive oil.
Under his call to “Choose olives to protect our planet and our health!”, Abdellatif Ghedira, IOC’s executive director, highlights the role of olive growing in the sustainable economic and social development of a number of countries, and as part of the solution in combating global warming.
The olive tree, with its roots in the Mediterranean, is a universal symbol of peace and harmony. It has now spread to the five continents and contributes to sustainable economic and social development and the preservation of natural resources in many countries.
Click on this link to see our video on sequestering more CO2