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World Environment Day 2024

World Environment Day 2024:

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June every year to encourage awareness and environmental protection.

  • In a remarkable initiative to combat deforestation and restore biodiversity, two environmentalists have spearheaded the creation of India’s first biospheres within tiger reserves.
  • The United Nations Assembly established World Environment Day in 1972, which was the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the human environment.
  • World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year with a specific theme and slogan that focuses on the major environmental issues of that time.
  • WED 2024 is hosted by Saudi Arabia.
  • India hosted the 45th celebration of World Environment Day in 2018 under the theme ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’.
  • WED celebration in 2021 kicked off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) which is a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the seas.
  • The theme for 2024: Land Restoration, Desertification and Drought Resilience
  • Year 2024 also marks the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).