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Monday, 27 January

World Environment Day Is Everyday

World Environment Day

5 June was World Environment Day as designated by the United Nation. If you joined in - well done. If you missed it, watch and share these heart wrenching videos and commit to doing something today.

Since World Environment Day began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is observed in more than 100 countries.

In 2019, 6,401 events took place to mark the day around the world.

The theme for World Environment Day 2018, hosted by India, was 'Beat Plastic Pollution', which was a call to action to combat one of the great environmental challenges of our time. The fight on the plastics front continues. So does the fight for clean air.

 

 

 

2019

World Environment Day 2019 was hosted by China, with a theme of 'Air Pollution'. Approximately 7 million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution, with about 4 million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. The UN is urging governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.

 

Air Pollution facts:

  • 92 per cent of people worldwide do not breathe clean air.

  • Air pollution costs the global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare costs.

  • Ground-level ozone pollution is expected to reduce staple crop yields by 26 per cent by 2030.

Picture: World Environment Day saw schools, government organisations and businesses hold 6,401 events around the globe.

For the World Environment Day website - Click Here
 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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