World Environment Day - 5 June

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World-Environment-Day---5-JuneWorld Environment Day is an annual event celebrated on June 5th to raise global awareness about environmental issues and encourage positive actions to protect the planet.

An overview of the news

  • World Environment Day 2023 is hosted by Côte d'Ivoire and supported by the Netherlands.

  • Theme of World Environment Day 2023 is 'Solutions to plastic pollution'.

  • The theme is chosen by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and serves as a guiding principle for activities and discussions worldwide.

  • World Environment Day is observed by individuals, communities, organizations, and governments in over 100 countries. 

  • It serves as an opportunity to engage people from all walks of life and inspire them to take action for a sustainable future.

  • The day is dedicated to increasing awareness about environmental challenges such as climate change, deforestation, pollution and loss of biodiversity.

  • It promotes understanding of the importance of environmental conservation and encourages individuals to make positive changes in their daily lives.

  • Each year, a different country is chosen as the global host of World Environment Day.

Background of the Day

  • World Environment Day was first celebrated by the United Nations in 1972.

  • Its celebration on a global scale began on 5 June 1974 in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, where an environmental conference was organised in the presence of 119 countries.

  • It was during this conference that it was decided to celebrate World Environment Day on 5th June every year.

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