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World Environment Day observed with theme small islands and climate change

Jun 5, 2014 16:16 IST

World Environment Day (WED)World Environment Day (WED) was observed across the world on 5 June 2014. The day is observed every year to raise the awareness around the globe for taking positive action to protect nature and planet earth.

Theme for 2014 is Small islands and climate change and slogan raise your voice not the Sea level. 2014 world environment Day was held in Barbados, Lesser Antilles.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established in 1972 is the voice of United Nations for the environment. UNEP is a body that acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.

UNEP work encompasses
• Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends
• Developing international and national environmental instruments
• Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment

Emergence of Concept of World Environment Day

The concept of celebrating the Environment Day came from the Stockholm’s United Nations Conference on the Human Environment of 1972.

The first World Environment Day was hosted in 1973 and since then is being held every year with a different theme in different cities.

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