- World environment day is celebrated on the 5th of June, every year. It is the United Nations principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. The first time it happened was in 1974, with the theme “only one earth.” And since then it has been a leading campaign on promoting and lifting awareness on rising environmental issues.
Though it was established in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm conference on human environment. World environment day has been annually held in different host countries.
1. 2020 – will be hosted in Columbia, in partnership with Germany. Under the 2020 theme, ‘bio diversity’. Columbia holds 10% of plants biodiversity and because of it being a part of the Amazon rain forest it also ranks first in bird and orchid species diversity and second in plants, aquatic animals, amphibians and butterflies.
2. 2019- was hosted in China. Under the 2019 theme, “beat air pollution.’ Theme was chosen due to the harmful affects it has on humans on how it has been killing over 7 million people yearly
3. 2018- was hosted by India. Under the theme, “beat plastic pollution.” With the aim of reducing the consumption and use of plastic in our daily lives. The Indian government also pledged to remove the use of single use of plastic till 2022.
4. 2017- was hosted by Canada. Under the theme, Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator’.
5. 2016- was hosted by Angola. Under the theme, “Go wild for life”. Which aimed to reduce and prevent the illegal trade in wildlife.
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Climate change is infuriating many of the environment issues we currently face. It poses a compelling long-term warning that requires our cumulative action to prevent and cope with its causes and implications.
Pollution from harmful greenhouse gas emissions, especially carbon dioxide, is the leading cause of climate change. The National Wildlife Federation’s vital efforts include the decline and contraction of greenhouse gas pollution through wildlife-friendly uncluttered vitality policies and projects, as well as cutting off deforestation, nationally and internationally. Burning of fossil fuels also add on to green house gas emissions, where renewable energy sources should be used and thought of more like solar and wind power.
Combating invasive species.
Harmful invasive species—which disturb the balance of mild and rare ecosystems—are second only to habitat loss in their orderly and precise danger to native wildlife.
the Asian carp, poses a huge hazard to wildlife in the Great Lakes ecosystem. The National Wildlife Federation works to prohibit and halt the addition of new invasive species by backing for constraints and regulations around ballast water from ships, which open invasive species into our waterways through the water it acquits.
These 2 are the current emerging environmental concerned issues.
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