World Environment Day - June 05 2017
History of World Environment Day
World Environment Day marked its beginning form the first major conference on environment issues in the year 1972 held from June 5 - 16 at Stockholm, Sweden. On December 15th, UN General Assembly adopted a resolution designating June 5th as World Environment Day.On the same day, United Nations Environment Programme - UNEP was created.
From 1974, World Environment Day has helped UNEP to raise awareness and generate political momentum around growing concerns such as the depletion of the ozone layer, toxic chemicals, desertification and global warming.
Why it is important to care about Environment?
The ecosystem (all the communities of living organisms found in a specific place, their habitats and their interactions) in which we live provides natural services for humans and all other species that are essential to our health, quality of life and survival. For example, our forests remove carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air we breathe and also cool our air temperatures, reducing the formation of ground-level ozone, a pollutant that can cause heart and lung problems to worsen; our wetlands store storm water, filter and make harmless storm water pollutants, and recharge our aquifers (where most of us get our drinking water) with these filtered waters; and the dune systems on our beaches form natural barriers to storm waves and provide important habitat and travel ways for wildlife.
2017 theme - "Connecting People to Nature"
The theme implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.
2017 host country is Canada. They have chose the theme and will be at the center of celebrations around the planet.
India and World Environment Day
In 2011, India was the global host for World Environment Day and the theme was Forests - Nature at your service.
To see the detailed list of themes from 1972 to 2017 please vist this website.
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