Every year June 5 is observed as World Environment Day. The day is earmarked for realizing and valuing the importance of mother nature. We can’t deny the fact that nature has its own ways to keep the whole ecosystem intact.
World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations to spread awareness about the significance of our environment. The UN Assembly established this day in 1972. It was also the first day of Stockholm Conference on human environment.
The theme of World Environment Day in 1974 was ‘Only One Earth’. This day was first observed in 1974 in the United States.
For this year 2021, the theme is ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.’ This year also marks the start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Pakistan remains the global host for the day.
Environment and climate change
We often hear terms like global warming and climate change. But how it is really going to impact us as human beings is seldom answered.
The world has dedicated a global mission to save te earth and revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea.
Did you know that every three seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch and over the last century, we have destroyed half of the wetlands?
Moreover, we have already lost as much as 50 per cent of the world’s coral reefs. And up to 90 per cent of coral reefs could be lost by 2050, even if global warming is limited to an increase of 1.5 degrees Celcius.
These are some of the facts to cite when it comes t o global warming. Global greenhouse gas emissions are having catastrophic impact on climate, thereby leading to climate change.
What the world can we do to restore natural environment?
Restoration initiatives can be taken by governments and development agencies to communities, and individuals.