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World Environment Day

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

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Every year on 5th June, people encourage the celebration of World Environment Day to raise awareness and promote environmental protection.

On the Occasion, India launched ‘Lifestyle for the Environment (LiFE) Movement’.

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Every year on 5th June, people observe World Environment Day.

It is the United Nation’s idea for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Here we are giving some interesting facts about World Environment Day.

In 1972, on the first day of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, they made the designation of World Environment Day.

By the UN General Assembly, resulting from negotiations on the integration of human interactions and the environment.

In 1974, the first World Environment Day was held with the theme “Only One Earth”.

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Initially, it was started as a flagship campaign for raising awareness on budding environmental issues. From marine pollution and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.

The aim of this day is to encourage people worldwide to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change.

World Environment Day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually.

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The year 2022 is especially significant since the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Stockholm summit. In which World Environment was established, is marked.

Stockholm+50 will serve as a contribution to accelerate action toward a more sustainable society, including a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • On the occasion of World Environment Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a presentation on the ‘Save Soil Movement‘ in New Delhi.
  • The Save Soil Movement is a global movement that raises awareness about decreasing soil health and inspires people to take action to repair soil. 
  • The Save Soil movement seeks to unite the ecologically concerned around soil protection, promoting the potential of individual acts to influence policy and public participation.
  • India also launched the ‘Lifestyle for the Environment (LiFE) Movement‘ on the occasion.
  • India proposed the concept of LiFE to the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in 2021.
  • The concept advocates an ecologically conscientious lifestyle that emphasises “mindful and intentional usage” rather than “mindless and wasteful consumption.” Read more about the LiFE Initiative in the linked article.
  • In his speech PM also mentioned India’s efforts to create green jobs’.
  • Green jobs are occupations that have a direct positive influence on the environment and contribute to overall environmental welfare. Jobs involving renewable energy, resource conservation, and guaranteeing energy efficiency fall within this category. Overall, they attempt to reduce the negative environmental effect of economic sectors while also advancing the process of transitioning to a low-carbon economy.
  • On this day, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs also launched a ‘Clean and Green’ campaign. Under this campaign, Urban Local Bodies around the nation organise awareness programmes as part of this effort to rid. The country of single-use plastic and contribute to environmental improvement.

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