World Environment Day 5 June 2020

World Environment Day June 5
  • World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5 June every year, and is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. 
  • First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging from environmental issues to marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
World Environment Day 2020
Campaign: Time for nature
  • The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature. For instance, each year, marine plants produce more than a half of our atmosphere's oxygen, and a mature tree cleans our air, absorbing 22 kilos of carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen in exchange. 
  • Despite all the benefits that our nature give us, we still mistreat it.That is why we need to work on that. That is why we need this Observance.
  • World Environment Day, hosted by Colombia this 2020, is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June: engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue.
2020 Theme: Biodiversity
  • This year, the Theme is biodiversity – a concern that is both urgent and existential. Recent events, from bush-fires in Brazil, the United States, and Australia to locust infestations across East Africa – and now, a global disease pandemic – demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life, in which they exist. 
Biodiversity and its connection to humans
  • Biodiversity is the foundation that supports all life on land and below water. It affects every aspect of human health, providing clean air and water, nutritious foods, scientific understanding and medicine sources, natural disease resistance, and climate change mitigation. 
  • Changing, or removing one element of this web affects the entire life system and can produce negative consequences.
Facts about Biodiversity
  • Biodiversity involves 8 million plant and animal species, the ecosystems that house them, and the genetic diversity among them.
  • In the last 150 years, the live coral reef cover has been reduced by half.
  • Within the next 10 years, one out of every four known species may have been wiped off the planet.
  • It would take 1.6 Earths to meet the demands that humans make on nature each year.
ஜூன் 5 - உலக சுற்றுச்சூழல் தினம்
  • ஆண்டுதோறும் உலக சுற்றுச்சூழல் தினம் (World Environment Day 5 June 2019) ஜூன் மாதம் 5 ஆம் தேதி கடைப்பிடிக்கப்படுகிறது.
  • 2020 சுற்றுச்சூழல் தின மையக்கருத்து (Theme): 'Biodiversity'.
  • 2020 சுற்றுச்சூழல் தின முழக்கம் (Slogan): 'Time for Nature'.
  • 2019 Theme: Beat Air Pollution.
  • 2018 Theme: Beat Plastic Pollution.
World Environment Day 5 June 2020

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