World Environment Day 2021: Theme, ‘Ecosystem Restoration’ Significance and History
World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated annually on 5 June and is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment.
First held in 1974, it has been a platform for raising awareness on environmental issue such as marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
World Environment Day is a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually. Each year, the program has provided a theme and forum for businesses, non government organizations, communities, governments and celebrities to advocate environmental causes.
Official name UN World Environment Day
Also called Eco Day, Environment Day, WED (world environment day)
Significance Environmental issues awareness
Observances Environment Protection
Date 5 June
First time 5 June 1974; 46 years ago
Which country will host the World Environment Day 2021?
Host for this year
Pakistan will host World Environment Day 2021 in collaboration with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
Why do we celebrate the World Environment Day?
World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5 every year to remind people about the importance of nature.
How did World Environment Day start?
World Environment Day was established in 1972 by the United Nations at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, that had resulted from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment. Two years later, in 1974 the first WED was held with the theme “Only One Earth”. Even though WED celebration have been held annually since 1974, in 1987 the idea for rotating the center of these activities through selecting different host countries began.
What is the theme for World Environment Day 2021?
World Environment Day theme 2021
The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.‘ as this year marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
What is the theme of World Environment Day 2020?
The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is, ‘Time for Nature,’ with a focus on its role in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human development.
World Environment Day Message, Wishes, Quotes, Significance
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. – Mahatma Gandhi
“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty”. – John Ruskin
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and one another”. – Mahatma Gandhi
“Let’s nurture the nature so that we can have a better future.”
“Breathing can’t be stopped, but we can change & purify the quality of the air we breathe.”
“There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.” – Robert Orben
“We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment”. – Margaret Mead
Happy World Environment Day #SaveYourEarth #SaveYourLives
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