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| Last Updated: 16/06/2020

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World Environment Day-2020

 World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on 5 June; engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue.

 

The Theme

The theme for 2020 is biodiversity–a concern that is both urgent and existential. Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States and Australia to locust infestations across East Africa and the Indian subcontinent–and COVID-19, the global disease pandemic– all go on to demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life in which they exist. 

The Host

Every World Environment Day is hosted by a different country, in which official celebrations take place. This year's host is Colombia in partnership with Germany.

 

Time for Nature

 The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature. Each year marine plants produce more than a half of our atmosphere's oxygen, and a mature tree cleans our air, absorbing 22 kilos of carbon dioxide, releasing oxygen in exchange. Despite all the benefits that our nature gives us, we still mistreat it.


The emergence of COVID-19 has underscored the fact that, when we destroy biodiversity, we destroy the system that supports human life. Today, it is estimated that, globally, about one billion cases of illness and millions of deaths occur every year from diseases caused by corona viruses; and about 75 per cent of all emerging infectious diseases in humans are zoonotic, meaning that they are transmitted to people by animals.

HP ENVIS Hub, HIMCOSTE, Shimla Invites you to attend Webinar: 4th June 2020 at 2:30 to 4:00 PM