5 June is observed as a World Environment Day every year. The day aims to raise awareness about protecting the environment and to remind people not to take nature for granted. The World Environment Day provides an opportunity to broaden the “basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises, and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.”

Theme for 2021 World Environment Day is ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.’ as this year marks the beginning of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Pakistan is the global host for the day to highlight the importance of ecosystem restoration this year.

History

The 1st time World Environment Day was celebrated in the year 1974 with the slogan “Only one Earth”. In the year 1972 the conference was held on Human Environment which began from 5th to 16th June at UN. 5 June World Environment Day