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World environment day


World Environment day draws attention to environmental issues. World Environment Day was established in 1972 by the United Nations Assembly and held annually on 5th June And led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

World Environment Day 2024 focuses on land restoration, halting desertification and building drought resilience under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration.” We cannot turn back time, but we can grow forests, revive water sources, and bring back soils. We are the generation that can make peace with land. Land restoration is a key pillar of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030).

 In June 2024, a number of important events will be held to draw attention to solving climate change issues.

On June 4, 2024, UNEP held an online discussion on climate change, and a documentary entitled "Kiss the ground" was shown.

Asia Pacific Commemoration for World Environment Day 2024.

Through theUN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), actors are scaling solutions for the protection and revival of ecosystems all around the world, including in Asia and the Pacific, to increase drought and climate resilience and reduce land degradation.

On 5 June 2024, UNEP and ESCAP are bringing together partners and stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific to discuss priority areas on land restoration, desertification and drought resilience in the region. The event will explore solutions applicable for the region, such as circular water resource use, sustainable food production and drought resilient urban development.

Moment of Truth: Special Address on Climate Action by UN Secretary-General.

Join UN Secretary-General António Guterres for a special address on the state of climate change and climate action, during which he will set out a roadmap for the next 18 months for governments and the private sector. He will also share new data from the World Meteorological Organization and the Copernicus Climate Change Service. The Secretary-General will be joined by Michael R. Bloomberg, UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Ambition and Solutions and Sean M. Decatur, President of the American Museum of Natural History.

The address will be livestreamed on Wednesday, June 5th at 10:00AM EDT on UN WebTV.

This year World Environment Day is officially celebrated in Saudi Arabia. We invite you to join the online session of the celebration of World Environment Day at the link.

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