World Environment Day celebrated its 22nd anniversary on 5th of June 2022

Industry News June 3, 2022
World Environment Day celebrated its 22nd anniversary on 5th of June 2022
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Many of NATA’s members are active in the environmental space. Our accreditation in this area ensures many of their activities align with the tenets of Word Environment Day. 

We are, naturally, a big supporter of this important day. 

What is World Environment Day? 

Every year, a different country hosts World Environment Day (WED). Sweden will be the host country in 2022. Sweden and Kenya, with support from UNEP and partners, are hosting a high-level international meeting in Stockholm on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2022 titled “Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all – our responsibility, our opportunity” to commemorate the 1972 UN Conference on Human Environment. 

The global campaign #OnlyOneEarth for World Environment Day 2022 pushes for policy and decision reforms that enable cleaner, greener, and sustainable living in harmony with nature. It will focus on the importance of living sustainably and in peace with nature and our options for transitioning to a greener lifestyle through policy and individual decisions. The slogan of the 1972 Stockholm Conference was “Only One Earth.”

This motto is as relevant as 50 years ago: This planet is our only home, and humanity must protect its precious resources. 

For the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the worldwide environmental community, 2022 marks a watershed moment. It is the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) due to the Stockholm Conference. It also falls on the same day as the high-level Stockholm+50 international summit. These iconic events provide a platform for the world community to deepen collaboration and demonstrate leadership in the transition to a more sustainable society. 

What can you do? 

This World Environment Day, UN Environment is calling on citizens, companies and civil society groups to get out and organize cleanups in their communities. Working with partners, we think it’s possible to make 2022 the world’s biggest-ever worldwide cleanup and we’re keen to showcase all the amazing work the community will be doing to #BeatPlasticPollution. 

WED facts  

Over 143 nations participate in World Environment Day, which serves as a worldwide forum for public outreach every year. Each year, the program provides a subject and a platform for corporations, non-profits, towns, governments, and celebrities to fight for environmental problems. The United Nations launched World Environment Day in 1972 due to debates about the integration of human relationships and the environment during the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment (5–16 June 1972).  

The inaugural World Environment Day (WED) was observed two years later, in 1974, with the theme “Only One Earth.” Although WED festivities have been performed yearly since 1974, the concept of rotating the focus of these events by selecting various host nations originated in 1987. The anthem was first performed in June 2013 by Kapil Sibal and Shashi Tharoor, then-Union Ministers of India, at a gathering hosted by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations in New Delhi on World Environment Day. Habitat For Humanity, a global organization, is a supporter. 

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