5th June,World Environment Day 2011,host country India

The World Environment Day (WED) is observed annually on 5 June as an opportunity to raise awarenes

The World Environment Day (WED) is observed annually on 5 June as an opportunity to raise awareness and promote action on environmental issues. WED was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment held in Sweden. At this historic conference, nations of the world gathered to share their concerns over human progress at the expense of the environment. WED is observed to inspire action by governments, individuals, NGOs, youth and general community to improve their environment. Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, led to the creation of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

The Theme

Forests: Nature At Your Service
World Environment Day this year will help to raise awareness on the serious impacts of deforestation and forest degradation. This will serve to protect the habitat for species such as the Golden Langur. Through engaging governments in action and your spreading the word on the importance of forests, this collective effort will preserve ecosystems and encourage sustainable use of forests.

 

 

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