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World Environment Day (WED)

It  is celebrated every year on 5th June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment

It was the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was from 5–16 June 1972. It was established by the  United Nations General Assembly in 1972.The first World Environment Day was on 1973. World Environment Day is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme and is commemorated with an international exposition in the week of 5 June. World Environment Day is in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall in the Southern Hemisphere. 

“Stockholmwas without doubt the landmark event in the growth of international environmentalism”, writes John McCormick in the book Reclaiming Paradise. “It was the first occasion on which the political, social and economic problems of the global environment were discussed at an intergovernmental forum with a view to actually taking corrective action.”

World Environment Day is similar to the Day of the Earth

2013

The 2013 theme for World Environment Day is Think.Eat.Save.[2]

The campaign addresses the huge annual wastage and losses in food, which, if conserved, would release a large quantity of food as well as reduce the overall carbon footprint. The campaign aims to bring about awareness in countries with lifestyles resulting in food wastage. It also aims to empower people to make informed choices about the food they eat so as to reduce the overall ecological impact due to the worldwide production of food.

Theme 2012

Green Economy: Does it include you? The UN Environment Programme defines the Green economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.

Practically speaking, a Green Economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emission and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem of the environment. These investments need to be catalyzed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes.

But what does all this mean for you? If the Green Economy is about social equity and inclusiveness then technically it is all about you! The question therefore asks you to find out more about the Green Economy and assess whether, in your country, you are being included in it.

 Theme 2011

Forests-Nature At Your Service

Theme 2010

‘Many Species. One Planet. One Future’, was the theme of 2010

2009

World Environment Day logo for 2009. Your Planet Needs You – UNite to Combat Climate Change.

The theme for WED 2009 was ‘Your Planet Needs You – UNite to Combat Climate Change’. It was hosted in Mexico.

2008

 The slogan for 2008 was “CO2, Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon economy.” 

2007

The topic for World Environment Day for 2007 was “Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?”

The UNEP statement on WED 2007 states:

The day’s agenda is to give a human face to environmental issues; empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development; promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and advocate partnership, which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future. World Environment Day is a people’s event with colourful activities such as street rallies, bicycle parades, green concerts, essays and poster competitions in schools, tree planting, as well as recycling and clean-up campaigns.

2006

The topic for WED 2006 was Deserts and Desertification and Desertification and the slogan was “Don’t desert drylands”.

2005

The theme for the 2005 World Environment Day was “Green Cities” and the slogan was “Plan for the Planet!”.
(Refer wikipedia)
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