What Is The World Environment Day 2021
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June. The main reason for celebrating this day is to make the person aware of the environment. There is a very close relationship between us humans and the environment. Without nature, our life is not possible. We have to live in harmony with nature. The environment in the world is constantly getting polluted, which is having a profound effect on our lives.
World Environment Day 2021: Theme
The theme of the 2021 World Environment Day is ‘Ecosystem Restoration’, in which to contribute to the recovery of damaged or destroyed ecosystems.
According to the United Nations, this is a concern that is both immediate and existential. Biodiversity supports all life on land and underwater or we can say that it is the foundation that supports all this. Every aspect of human health is affected by it. It provides clean air, food, water, and is also a source of medicines, etc.
Human actions such as deforestation, encroachment on wildlife habitats, intensive agriculture, and the acceleration of global climate change have damaged nature and pushed it beyond its limits. According to the United Nations, it will take 1.6 Earths to complete what humans are taking from nature every year. If this continues, it could cause a huge biodiversity loss that will have serious implications for humanity as a result of the loss of food and health systems.
History of World Environment Day
Since 1974, World Environment Day is celebrated every 5th June as an annual event, to increase the importance of a healthy and green environment in human life, by implementing some positive environmental actions by the government, organizations on environmental issues. to be resolved.
The year 1972 marked a turning point in the development of international environmental politics: the first major conference on environmental problems, convened under the auspices of the United Nations, was held in Stockholm (Sweden) from 5–16 June. It is also known as the Conference on the Human Environment, or the Stockholm Conference. Its goal was to create a basic general approach to dealing with the challenge of preserving and enhancing the human environment. Later in the same year, on 15 December, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on 5 June as International Environment Day.
Also on 15 December, the General Assembly adopted another resolution to lead to the creation of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), a specialized agency on environmental issues. International Environment Day was celebrated for the first time in 1974 with the slogan Only one Earth.
Why Celebrate World Environment Day:
It is necessary to address the environmental issues around the world like deforestation, increasing global warming, wastage, and food, pollution, etc. Many campaigns are also organized on this day with a special theme and slogan to bring effectiveness across the International.
The day is successfully celebrated to achieve carbon neutrality, reduce greenhouse effects, focus on forest management, planting on degraded lands, energy generation through solar sources, promotion of coral reefs and mangroves, new drainage systems International Environment Day is celebrated to develop, etc.
A 2015 study by the Ellen McArthur Foundation stated that the International has generated about 6.3 billion tons of plastic waste so far, and about 90% of it will not decompose for at least 500 years. According to scientists, micro-plastics or small pieces have been found in soil, tap water, bottled water, beer, and even the air we breathe.