World Environment Day is celebrated each year on 5th June with a new theme. The themes of world environment day are announced by the United Nations (UN). 

 

The themes or slogans of the environment day are chosen by the UN related to environmental issues, which gives a special message to conserve our environment.


The United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), which is the leading global environmental authority that assigns the global environmental agenda, is arranging environmental programs on World Environment Day.

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List Of The Themes Of World Environment Day  With Hosted Countries From 1974 - 2021

Environment Day was launched in 1972 by UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) during the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment. However, in 1974 it was firstly celebrated in Spokane City of the United States with the theme of "Only One Earth".


Year

Themes

Host Country

1974

"Only one Earth"

United States

1975

"Human Settlements"

Bangladesh

1976

Water: Vital Resource for Life!

Canada

1977

"Ozone Layer Environmental Concern" - Lands Loss and Soil Degradation!

Bangladesh

1978

"Development Without Destruction"

Bangladesh

1979

"Only One Future for Our Children" - Development Without Destruction!

Bangladesh

1980

A New Challenge for the New Decade; Development Without Destruction!

Bangladesh

1981

Ground Water; Toxic Chemicals in Human Food Chains!

Bangladesh

1982

Ten Years After Stockholm [Renewal of Environmental Concerns]

Bangladesh

1983

Managing and Disposing of Hazardous Waste [Acid Rain and Energy]

Bangladesh

1984

"Desertification"

Bangladesh

1985

[Youth] Population and the Environment!

Pakistan

1986

"A Tree for Peace"

Canada

1987

"Environment and Shelter: More Than A Roof''

Kenya

1988

"When People Put the Environment First, Development Will Last"

Thailand

1989

"Global Warming; Global Warming"

Belgium

1990

"Children and the Environment"

Mexico

1991

"Climate Change. Need for Global Partnership"

Sweden

1992

"Only One Earth, Care and Share"

Brazil

1993

"Poverty and the Environment-Breaking the Vicious Circle"

China

1994

"One Earth One Family"

United Kingdom

1995

[We the Peoples] "United for the Global Environment"

South Africa

1996

Our Earth, Our Habitat, Our Home

Turkey

1997

"For Life on Earth"

Republic of Korea

1998

"For Life on Earth - Save Our Seas"

Russian Federation

1999

"Our Earth - Our Future" - Just Save It!

Japan

2000

"The Environment Millennium" - Time to Act!

Australia

2001

"Connect with the World Wide Web of Life"

Italy and Cuba

2002

"Give Earth a Chance"

China

2003

"Water" -Two Billion People are Dying for It!   

Lebanon

2004

Wanted! Seas and Oceans - Dead or Alive?   

Spain

2005

"Green Cities" – Plan for the Planet!

United States

2006

"Deserts and Desertification" - Don't Desert Drylands!

Algeria

2007

"Melting Ice" -  a Hot Topic!

England

2008

"Kick The Habit" - Towards A Low Carbon Economy!

New Zealand

2009

"Your Planet Needs You"- Unite to Combat Climate Change!

Mexico

2010

Many Species- One Planet- One Future!

Bangladesh

2011

Forests: Nature at your Service

India

2012

"Green Economy" - Does it include you?

Brazil

2013

Think, Eat, Save, Reduce Your Foodprint    !

Mongolia

2014

Raise your voice, not the sea level!

Barbados

2015

"Seven Billion Dreams" - One Planet. Consume with Care!

Italy

2016

"Zero Tolerance for the Illegal Wildlife trade"

Angola

2017

[Connecting People to Nature] - In the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator!

Canada

2018

"Beat Plastic Pollution"

India

2019

"Beat Air Pollution"

China

2020

"Time for Nature"

Colombia

Source: UN and Wikipedia sites.


The theme of World Environment Day 2021

 

The Environment day for the year 2021 is being hosted by Pakistan with the theme: "Ecosystem restoration", which is trying to give a message that if we want to save the world's environment, we will have to refurbish the ecosystem.

 

World Environment Day 2021 will start the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), a global task or mission to rejuvenate billions of hectares, from farmlands to forests and the top of mountain peaks to the deep of the ocean.

 

The UN and other leading authorities are continually trying to save our environment through environmental awareness programs. They send a special message related to burning Environmental issues with the themes of world environment day every year. Environmental conservation is also the responsibility of the people of the world. Hence, we should help to save our environment particularly.

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