World Environment Day is celebrated on the 5th of June every year and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
First held in 1974, it has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
World Environment Day 2019
World Environment Day 2019 will be hosted by China, with a theme of "Air Pollution" - we can't stop breathing, but we can do something about the quality of air that we breathe.
Did you know?
- 91% of people live in places where air quality falls below WHO limits
- 8 million deaths are attributed to indoor air pollution from cooking
- 90 out of 193 countries do not have vehicle emission standards
- Air pollution causes 1 in 9 deaths. It is the most important environmental health risk of our time