On June 5 every year, we celebrate World Environment Day to encourage awareness, and observe the protection of the environment. Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated, engaging governments, businesses, and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues, with participation from over 143 countries annually.
Theme of World environment day 2021
For too long, humans have been exploiting and destroying the planet’s ecosystems. 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. As much as 50 per cent of the world’s coral reefs have already been lost and up to 90 percent of coral reefs could be lost by 2050, even if global warming is limited to an increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius. Ecosystem loss is depriving the world of carbon sinks, like forests and wetlands, at a time when humanity can least afford it. Restoration is the need of time.
This year, the theme of World Environment Day is “Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.”. The global host for the day in 2021 to highlight the importance of ecosystem restoration is Pakistan. This the pledge and step towards preventing, halting, and reversing this damage – to go from exploiting nature to healing it. Ecosystem restoration means assisting in the recovery of ecosystems that have been degraded or destroyed, as well as conserving the ecosystems that are still intact. Restoration can happen in many ways – for example through actively planting or by removing pressures so that nature can recover on its own.
The theme means to prevent, halt and reverse this damage – to go from exploiting nature to healing it. This World Environment Day will kick off the global mission to revive these billions of hectares.The theme focuses on how healthy ecosystems can enhance people’s livelihoods, counteract climate change and stop the collapse of biodiversity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in a World Environment Day event at 11 am via video conferencing, according to his office. P.M. Modi will release ‘Report of the Expert Committee on Road Map for ethanol blending in India 2020-2025’. To commemorate the day, the government is releasing E-20 notification directing oil companies to sell ethanol-blended petrol with a percentage of ethanol up to 20 from April 1, 2023; and BIS specifications for higher ethanol blends E12 and E15.
Lets pledge to restore the Ecosystem!