World Environment Day 2020
World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5 June every year. The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is “Time for Nature”, and it will be hosted in Colombia in partnership with Germany. It is the United Nations‘ prime vehicle for inspiring awareness and action for the protection of our environment. World Environment Day was held in 1974 for the first time. Later, it has been a flagship campaign for raising environment awareness on emerging from environmental issues. World Environment Day campaign includes with marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
World Environment Day has grown to become a universal platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries yearly. Every year, World Environment Day has provided a new theme that major corporations, NGOs, communities, governments and all celebrities worldwide. Main agenda of World Environment Day is to adopt and advocate environmental causes. For almost five decades, World Environment Day has been raising consciousness, supportive action, and dynamic changes for the environment.
World Environment Day was established in 1972 by the United Nations on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. I was resulting from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment. After two, first World Environment Day was held with the theme “Only One Earth” in the year 1974. Even though the World Environment Day celebration has been held annually since 1974, in 1987 the idea for rotating the center of these activities through selecting different host countries began.
Incidentally, Colombia is one of the largest “Megadiverse” nations in the world to hold 10% of the planet’s biodiversity. Meanwhile, it is part of the Amazon rain forest, Colombia ranks first in bird and orchid species diversity and second in plants, butterflies, freshwater fish, and amphibians.