World Environment Day 2021:
The World Environment Day is observed on the 5th of June annually to encourage awareness and environmental protection.
World Environment Day:
- The United Nations Assembly established World Environment Day in 1972, which was the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the human environment.
- The theme for 2021: ‘Ecosystem Restoration’.
- It will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) – a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea.
- The theme for this year’s in India is ‘promotion of biofuels for a better environment’.
- Host Nation: Pakistan will be the global host for 2021.
- Initiatives Taken by India:
- E-100 pilot project has been launched in Pune for the production and distribution of ethanol across the country.
- The government is releasing the E-20 notification that will allow oil companies to sell 20% ethanol blended petrol from 1st April, 2023, and BIS specifications for ethanol blends E12 and E15.