World Environment Day 2022

On the 5th of June, World Environment Day is celebrated annually across the globe. This day is utilized by the United Nations for generating awareness and action regarding the environment’s protection. This day is celebrated to provide an opportunity to expand opinion and responsible conduct by enterprises, individuals, and communities in preserving the environment.

What is the history of this day?

The World Environment Day was established in the year 1972 by the United Nations at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. In the year 1974, World Environment Day was celebrated for the first time. The theme of the first observance was “only one earth”.

What is the aim of celebrating this day?

The main aim of this day is to encourage people to protect the environment. The primary agency behind this day is the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). This day is celebrated with a focus on providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on this planet, as well as human development with the message of celebrating biodiversity. This day is celebrated annually to protect the environment. It looks to conserve the existing natural resources and environment and to repair damages wherever possible. This day works as a platform to raise awareness about different environmental issues like:

  • Overpopulation
  • marine pollution
  • wildlife crime
  • sustainable consumption
  • global warming.

The day also aims to shine the light on the importance of the environment and to remind people across the globe that nature must not be taken for granted.

What is the theme of this year’s observance?

The theme of this year’s observance is ”Only One Earth.” This theme focuses on promoting worldwide activism to safeguard Earth and keeping harmony with nature.


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