5th June is the Global Environmental Day that would be celebrated on first Friday of June 2020 hosted by Colombia. The theme of the world environmental day 2020 will be on “biodiversity”. United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announces that this year Colombia will host World Environmental day in partnership with Germany focusing on biodiversity that we all have in common.
<div-class=”World Environmental day”> is celebrated each year on 5th June to raise awareness and action for environment on global level. More than 143 countries worldwide celebrate world environmental to show care for environment and earth.
Objectives of World Environmental Day
First world environmental day was celebrated in 1947 with aim to raise awareness on water pollution, global warming and the sustainable consumption of natural resources in environment. Onward that year, environmental day is organized in different ways like managing tree plantations, kids’ poster competition, and essays competition on environmental issues, awareness campaigns, and lecturers. Youth especially students and kids take a part of these activities while leaders and environmentalists belonging to different regions of the world suggest solutions and the ways of prevention.
Currently, our mother earth is facing environmental threats in form of global warming, marine pollution, climate change and the list goes on. Climate change is the major environmental issue that would affect sustainable health life on earth. Strategies of climate change are the climate change mitigation and climate change adaptation strategies like using low irrigated seed for agriculture, plantation of trees etc are suggested by climate change activists. One of the ways to celebrate world environmental day is plantation of maximum trees to secure the future of human race from devastating affects climate change.
Let’s plant more and more trees
World Environmental Day 2020 Theme
The theme of world environmental day (WED) 2020 is biodiversity. During the announcement of UN Climate Change Conference (COP25), the Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme emphasis that we are facing almost one million extinction of animal species and plant species. So nothing is more important than focusing of issue of biodiversity. Further he added that although 2020 is very critical year of actions because human are facing world pandemic situation and nature is in crisis that why there is a need of nature based solution for global climate challenges. China is hosting COP15, the 15th meeting of the conference of the parties on biological Diversity to restore and preserve global biodiversity.
Colombia is hosting this year World Environmental Day with theme of biodiversity. Remember that Colombia is one of the megadiverse countries with 10 percent of plant’s biodiversity. Fresh water fishes, orchid, butterflies are some of the species that rank Colombia on top of the list when it comes to biodiversity. The country has high biological diversity in ecosystem.
On the occasion climate change conference, Germany’s state sectary of environment also shares his views about world environmental day. “There is a need of developing policies for the extinction of animals’ species and plants and Germany is pleased to support Colombia to making year 2020 full of actions for the conservation of biodiversity”.
How to Celebrate World Environmental Day
You want to be a part of global environmental day than signup here and be a part of online events celebrating nature all over the world and share your views, ideas about conservation of environment with others. Let’s check it out what others are doing.
Here are some interesting activities for environment lovers. Take some pictures of biodiversity in your surroundings and share it on social media with some hashtags (#GH4Biodiversity, #IDB2020, #ForNature #WED2020). Best 3 photos will be announce in celebration of world environmental Day event on 5 June at 2 PM. last date of submission photos for competition is 4 June till 5 PM. what you are waiting for, of course be a part of great event.
Temitope Ayodele is an environmental sanity advocate. He is a part of 10 days awareness on social media arranged by Green Global Environment Network. He do post on different issues related to environment and biodiversity. You can also join the 13 Eco-generation Environmental Essay competition.
How we could help you to celebrate Environmental Day
1. Plant trees in your garden and in front of your home.
2. Organize awareness campaign in neighborhood.
3. Reduce plastic consumption.
4. Save money for feeding street dog and pets.
5. Share your knowledge regarding environment with your friends.
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