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World Earth Day :22 April

Its purpose is to create awareness among people about environmental protection

World Earth Day is an annual event celebrates on 22 April to show support for environmental protection.

Its purpose is to create awareness among people about environmental protection

The official theme for World Earth Day 2023 is “Invest in our Planet”.

  • The landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, the United Kingdom, China and 120 other countries on Earth Day 2016.
  • World Earth Day 2021 theme – ‘Restore our Earth
  • What is Earth Day?
  • Background: Earth Day was first observed in 1970 when the streets were protested for environmental degradation on the call of US Senator Gaylord Nelson.
    • The event was triggered by the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, as well as other issues such as smog and polluted rivers.
    • In 2009, the United Nations designated 22nd April as ‘International Mother Earth Day.
  • : Earth Day is now globally coordinates with EARTHDAY.ORG, which is a non-profit organization. It is formerly known as Earth Day Network.
    • It aims to “build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and the planet”.
    • It recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration (Earth Summit), to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.
    • The landmark Paris Agreement, which brings almost 200 countries together in setting a common target to reduce global greenhouse emissions, was also signed on Earth Day 2016.

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