World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5 June to focus the world’s attention on a pressing environmental issue. The Day strives to raise awareness and encourage action for the environment.
It offers an opportunity to reflect on accomplishments and renew our resolve in overcoming the environmental challenges facing the world today. Held annually since 1974, World Environment Day is a vital platform for promoting progress on the environmental dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Countries all over the world participate each year in national and international celebrations to champion environmental causes — governments, major corporations, non-governmental organisation, local communities, celebrities and citizens across the world adopt the World Environment Day brand in support of the environment. World Environment Day 2020 is hosted by Colombia in partnership with Germany and focuses on biodiversity.
To celebrate World Environment Day (25 May – 5 June), we urge you all — families, friends, peers, neighbourhoods, government and non-governmental organisations, and small and large businesses — to show their commitment to protecting nature and to the sustainable use of nature’s resources.
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