The world environment Day is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment.
Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries.
It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.
Indeed,UN Environment is the leading global voice on the environment. It provides leadership and encourages partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. UN Environment works with governments, the private sector, civil society and with other UN entities and international organizations across the world.
Many of the Earth’s ecosystems are nearing critical tipping points of depletion or irreversible change, pushed by high population growth and economic development. By 2050, if current consumption and production patterns remain the same and with a rising population expected to reach 9.6 billion, we will need three planets to sustain our ways of living and consumption.
Consuming with care means living within planetary boundaries to ensure a healthy future where our dreams can be realized. Human prosperity need not cost the earth. Living sustainably is about doing more and better with less. It is about knowing that rising rates of natural resource use and the environmental impacts that occur are not a necessary by-product of economic growth.
Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated across the globe.
WED is the opportunity for everyone to realize the responsibility to care for the Earth and to become agents of change.
Theme: Beat Plastic Pollution
Slogan: “Greening the Blue”
Date: 5th June 2018
African Climate reporters therefore wishes every one in this planet happy environmental day,while encouraging Citizens to plant trees in other to reduce global warming and fight desertification .
Again african climate reporters called on authourities in african countries to find more mean of recycling trash,to as to protect our environment against all forms of threat and diseases