World Environment Day

31 May 2022

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The theme for this year’s World Environment Day, which takes place on 5 June 2022, is Only One Earth, and calls for transformative changes to policies and choices to enable cleaner, greener, and sustainable living, in harmony with nature. 

This year celebrates 50 years since the UN General Assembly designated 5 June as World Environment Day, and the theme reflects the same slogan it did for the first campaign in 1974. In the intervening years, World Environment Day has developed as a platform to raise awareness of the problems facing our environment such as air pollution, plastic pollution, illegal wildlife trade, sustainable consumption, sea-level increase, and food security, among others. 

More information and details of how to get involved are available on the World Environment Day website.