On the 5th
of June, over 100 countries around the world celebrate World
which encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the
environment. This year, the theme is ‘Time for Nature’.
human population has doubled in the past 50 years and the global economy has
almost quadrupled .
According to the World Wildlife Fund, with the scarcity of resources, 1.6
Earths would be required to meet the demands that humans make of nature each
established at the UN General Assembly in 1972, World Environment Day has
developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action to
mitigate these effects. Millions of people take part each year, helping to
drive change in consumption habits and in international environmental policy.
The message of
World Environment Day is to take care of nature, so that we take care of
ourselves. The theme this year is ‘Time for Nature’, with a focus on its role
in providing the essential infrastructure that supports life on Earth and human
decision of UN Member States, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching
a global initiative to restore the relationship between humans and nature,
called the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).
opportunity to drive the momentum and public awareness of nature as a key
aspect in the lead to this initiative, World Environment Day 2020 is calling
for urgent action to protect biodiversity.
involved can be as simple as telling the world why it’s time for nature, using
the #ForNature hashtag, or joining any of the registered events available globally. Now is
the time for nature.