To keep solutions and the opportunities at the core of agenda for countries, companies and communities to kick the habit and de-carbonise their economies and
life-styles, the slogan for 2008 has been selected after much deliberations as “Kick the Habit! Towards a Low Carbon Economy.”
The United Nations urged the world to kick an all-consuming addiction to carbon dioxide and said everyone must take steps to
fight climate change. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said global warming was becoming the defining issue of the era and will hurt rich and poor alike.
The topic for World Environment Day for 2007 is "Melting Ice – a Hot Topic?" During International Polar Year, WED 2007 focuses on the effects that climate
change is having on polar ecosystems and communities, on other ice- and snow-covered areas of the world, and the resulting global impacts. The main international celebrations of the WED 2007 will be held in the City of
Tromsø, Norway, a city north of the Arctic Circle self-styled as "The Gateway to the Arctic". 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.
World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 at the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.
Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, led to the creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Since 1972, 36 World Environment Day celebrations have been held around the globe.
On this World Environment Day, let us examine the state of our environment. Let us consider carefully the actions which each of us
must take, and then address ourselves to our common task of preserving all life on earth in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence.
2015 - Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care
2014 - Small Islands and Climate Change
2013 - Think,Eat.Save.
2012 - Green Economy: Does it include you?
2011 - Forests: Nature at Your Service
2010 - Biodiversity? Ecosystems Management and the Green Economy?
2009 - "Your Planet Needs You - UNite to Combat Climate Change"
2008 - "Kick The Habit - Towards A Low Carbon Economy"
2007 - "Melting Ice ? a Hot Topic?"
2006 - "Deserts and Desertification - Don't Desert Drylands!"
2005 - "Green Cities ? Plan for the Planet!"
2004 - "Wanted! Seas and Oceans ? Dead or Alive?"
2003 - "Water ? Two Billion People are Dying for It!"
2002 - "Give Earth a Chance"
2001 - "Connect with the World Wide Web of Life"
2000 - "The Environment Millennium - Time to Act"
1999 - "Our Earth - Our Future - Just Save It!"
1998 - "For Life on Earth - Save Our Seas"
1997 - "For Life on Earth"
1996 - "Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home"
1995 - "We the Peoples: United for the Global Environment"
1994 - "One Earth One Family"
1993 - "Poverty and the Environment - Breaking the Vicious Circle"
1992 - "Only One Earth, Care and Share"
1991 - "Climate Change. Need for Global Partnership"
1990 - "Children and the Environment"
1989 - "Global Warming; Global Warning"
1988 - "When People Put the Environment First, Development Will Last"
1987 - "Environment and Shelter: More Than A Roof"
1986 - "A Tree for Peace"
1985 - "Youth: Population and the Environment"
1983 - "Managing and Disposing Hazardous Waste: Acid Rain and Energy"
1982 - "Ten Years After Stockholm (Renewal of Environmental Concerns)"
1981 - "Ground Water; Toxic Chemicals in Human Food Chains"
1980 - "A New Challenge for the New Decade:Development Without
1979 - "Only One Future for Our Children -Development Without Destruction"
1978 - "Development Without Destruction"
1977 - "Ozone Layer Environmental Concern; Lands Loss and Soil Degradation"
1976 - "Water: Vital Resource for Life"
1975 - "Human Settlements"
1974 - "Only one Earth"