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   World Environment Day 2015
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   World Environment Day 2007
   World Environment Day History
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   World Environment Day 2015

    World Environment Day 2015

  World Environment Day  commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of  the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.  
 

 The theme of World Environment Day 2015 is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care."  Italy will serve as the host of the 2015 event, and the celebrations will be organised at the Milan Expo.



 World Environment Day 2014

The theme of World Environment Day 2014 is: Small Islands and Climate Change.  Run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the 2014 World Environment Day (WED) coincides with the International Year of Small Island Developing States, which was declared by the United Nations General Assembly to raise awareness of and to draw attention to the critical issues facing the world's islands.

"Small Island Developing States face numerous challenges. For a significant number, their remoteness affects their ability to be part of the global supply chain, increases import costs especially for energy and limits their competitiveness in the tourist industry. Many are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change from devastating storms to the threat of sea level rise," UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said in a statement.

  The contribution of the world's small island nations, which collectively house over 63 million people, towards global emission of greenhouse gases is less than 1%.    Complying with the theme, Barbados, a small Caribbean island nation, is the host country of the 2014 World Environment Day.

   World Environment Day 2013

  The theme for this year's Word Environment Day 2013 celebration is Think. Eat. Save. Think. Eat. Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourage you to reduce your foodprint. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), every year 1.3  billion tonnes of food is wasted, This is equivalent to the same amount produced in the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. At the same time , 1 in every 7 people in the world go to bed hungry and more than 20,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from hunger.

  World Environment Day is designed to: 1. give a human face to environmental issues; empower people to become active agents of sustainable and equitable development
2 promote an understanding that communities are pivotal to changing attitudes towards environmental issues; and
3. advocate partnership which will ensure all nations and peoples enjoy a safer and more prosperous future.

World Environment Day 2012

  World Environment Day on June 5, 2012 is committed to eco-friendly action in communities around the globe. The theme for 2012 is “Green Economy: Does it include you?” To coincide with the global commemorations, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will be held this year in Rio de Janeiro.

  UNEP defines a Green Economy as 'one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities.'  The Green Economy is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. World Environment Day 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the event which was first established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.

 

 

 

  World Environment Day 2011

  World Environment Day was celebrated  on June 5, 2011 at stimulating worldwide awareness on the environment and encouraging political attention and action. The theme of the 2011 celebration is “Forests: Nature at Your Service”. 

 The Cross River Government plans to plant five million trees to commemorate this year’s World Environment Day, says Mr Edward Gekpe, the Permanent Secretary in the state’s Ministry of Environment.

   World Environment Day 2010

  World Environment Day 2010 in Pittsburgh marked the 37th annual celebration. Last year's celebration took place in Omaha, Nebraska. Pittsburgh has been selected as the North American host city by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to join World Environment Day 2010. Pittsburgh-area government officials, business indexes, organizations and individuals will schedule a series of World Environment Day events, as well as events taking place during the six weeks that “bridge the gap” between Earth Day on April 22 and World Environment Day on June 5.

 The events highlight the theme for celebrations in Pittsburgh,   ?Many Species: One Planet, One Future?  And it will focus on  ?Biodiversity- Ecosystem Management and  the Green Economy?.

World Environment Day 2009

  “Your Planet Needs You!” is the theme for 2009. Mexico will serve as the host country and Omaha will serve as North America’s host city. Many events will take place across the globe for World Environment Day. One such event is the worldwide showing of a highly anticipated film, HOME, featuring renowned photographer Yann Arthus- Bertrand. The beautifully made movie will be shown in more than 100 locations worldwide. 

  Another anticipated event of the 2009 World Environment Day is the launch of Climate Heroes. This program highlights people who go above and beyond the “Your Planet Needs You!”  Just a few of the amazing individuals that will be featured include Roz Savage, who is rowing across the Pacific Ocean, Charles and Sho Scott, who are biking through Japan and David de Rothschild, who is building a boat out of recycled plastic that will cross the Pacific.

 

  World Environment Day 2008

 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.

  World Environment Day 2007

 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 History

 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.

   World Environment Day Themes

  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"
  1984    -"Desertification"
  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 Destruction"
  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"

 

 

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