Weather of Arabia - There are billions of galaxies in this universe, as there are billions of planets in our galaxy, but we only have one land, and this is the slogan of World Environment Day this year, which the world celebrates on June 5 of every year.
2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the first United Nations conference on the human environment, the Stockholm Conference in 1972, which resulted in the establishment of the United Nations Environment Program and the appointment of June 5 of each year as World Environment Day.
The 2022 World Environment Day celebrations are held under the theme “We only have one land”, highlighting the need to live sustainably in harmony with nature by bringing about transformative changes through policies towards cleaner and greener lifestyles.
The slogan “We only have one land” was the slogan of the 1972 Stockholm Conference and 50 years later, this slogan remains in force, as this planet is the only home, whose limited resources must be protected by humanity.
The main idea behind the celebration of World Environment Day is to highlight the importance of the environment, and for this day to be a global platform for taking serious action on urgent environmental issues.
World Environment Day has helped the United Nations Environment Program to raise awareness towards responsible behavior by communities, companies and individuals in preserving and promoting the environment. and generate political momentum around growing environmental concerns, such as pollution, desertification and global warming.
On this day, the world is celebrated with respect and appreciation for all that the environment has given us and a commitment to protect it. Governments and people focus their efforts on a specific environmental issue to raise awareness about it.
Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), said that in 2022, we hope to see the world move beyond the danger curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. “But we do so knowing that we still face the three global crises: climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution .”
She noted that 2022 is the year of ambition and action to address the crisis facing nature. It is an opportunity to fully integrate nature-based solutions into global climate action, and that every day World Environment Day represents a powerful platform to accelerate, amplify and engage people, communities and governments around the world to take action. on critical environmental challenges facing the planet.