World Environment Day (WED) 2018

 

  • World Environment Day is observed every year on 05 June
  • India will be the Global Host for World Environment Day (WED) 2018
  • The central theme for this year is “Beat Plastic Pollution”.
  • World Environment Day (WED) observed annually on 5 June for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.
  • It was established by United Nations General Assembly to mark opening of United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in 1972.

 

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  • The first World Environment Day was observed in 1973 and since then it is being held every year with different themes.
  • WED serves as a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.