World Environment Day 2014
World Environment Day (‘WED’) is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
The first World Environment Day was in 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.
THE GLOBAL DAY FOR ACTION FOR ENVIRONMENT
EVery Year. Everywhere. Everyone
Important Links of World Environment Day:
India was a Host country in year 2011 with the theme
Forests: Nature at Your Service
Forests-Nature At Your Service-cover one third of the earth’s land mass, Performing vital functions and services around the world which make our planet alive with possibilities. In fact, 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods. They play a key role in our battle against climate change, releasing oxygen into the atmosphere while storing carbon dioxide. Thousands of activities were organized worldwide, with beach clean-ups, concerts, exhibits, film festivals, community events and much more. This year’s global host, India, is a country of wide biodiversity.
All the Content is taken by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) official Website.