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WED 2020 Theme

World Environment Day (WED) is one of the biggest global events observed worldwide on 5th June. On this day, millions of people across the globe celebrate & support the theme defined by the United Nation.

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World Environment Day is also known as people’s day for doing “something” to take care of the earth. If you want to know what you mean by something, then it simply means doing anything that supports the agenda of environment protection. It could be either local, regional, or global. You can contribute either solo or become a part of the group celebrating this event. You are free to choose and contribute in any manner.

World Environment Day has become a global platform to reach millions of peoples across the globe with participation from more than 143 countries globally. Major corporations, NGOs, government, celebrities, etc. participate and advocate environmental causes.

What is World Environment Day & when it is celebrated?

World Environment Day is a global event conducted by the united nation worldwide to spread awareness among people to understand the importance of Mother Earth. The major objective of WED is to protect our nature and look at various environmental issues growing day by day. Air pollution, water pollution, soil pollution, climate change, global warming, ozone depletion, noise pollution, marine pollution, overpopulation, etc. are the major’s environmental problems.

What is the history of World Environment Day?

World Environment Day was established by the UN general assembly in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm conference on the human environment. The reason behind reserving a day for environment protection was to integrate the human actions with the environment. Two years later in 1974, on 5th June, the celebration of first-world environment day took place and the theme was “only one earth”.  In 1987, a decision took place among the member countries to change the host countries every year.

What is the theme of World Environment Day 2020?

Each year, World Environment Day is organized around a theme that draws attention towards a, particularly environmental concern. The 2020 World Environment Day theme is “Celebrating Biodiversity”.


Who will host the World Environment Day 2020 Theme?

In 1987, the member countries of the United Nation decided to change the host countries every year and since then, a different country is hosting the event. This year, Colombia in partnership with Germany will host the theme of World Environment Day 2020. If you can recall the theme of 2019 World Earth Day, then it was “protect the species”.  Due to the irresponsible behaviours of human beings, the extinction of close to one million species has taken place so it would be the right time to focus on biodiversity.

Theme Of World Environment Day 2020

Image Information (is taken from Google) Ricardo Lozano, Colombia’s Environment Minister, Inger Andersen, UNEP Executive Director, and Jochen Flasbarth, Germany’s State Secretary for the Environment, making the announcement at COP2

Columbia has been chosen to host the global event theme of WED 2020 and it is one of the megadiverse countries hold 10% of planet biodiversity. If we talk about bird or orchid species, it ranks first & species like a plant, butterflies, freshwater fish, & amphibians, it ranks second.   

What is Biodiversity & why it is important?

Biodiversity refers to the variety & variability of life on Earth. It is the variation of earth’s terrestrial, freshwater & marine species and as well as their habitats.

Broadly speaking, it is the collection of species such as humans, animals, plants, trees, birds, water, and anything you can see on earth. Biodiversity is very important to maintain sustainable life & ecological balance on the earth. It provides food, water, and other necessary resources for the survival of species.

What was the theme of previous years World Environment Day?

Here are the details of the list of themes of each year along with the hosting nation.

The theme of the current year (2020) World Environment Day is Biodiversity.

WED Theme 2020

The theme of World Environment Day 2018 was Beat Plastic Pollution and the host nation was India.

The theme of World Environment Day 2017 was Connecting People to nature and the host nation was Canada.

The theme of World Environment Day 2016 was “Go wild for life” and the host nation was Angola.

The theme of World Environment Day 2015 was "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care" and the host nation was Italy.

To get the details of all previous year themes of world environment Day, please click here and read the complete blog

What are the famous slogans of World Environment Day 2020?

“Adopt me. They say my parents were killed by something called the development”

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”

“Be the change you want to see in the world. Each one can make a difference.”

“T for Tree. Save this image! Because you would need to show it to your children to an answer “How does a TREE look like.” 

Famous Slogan on WED 2020

“It is not yours, not mine, it is ours. So, protect your mother earth who nourish you.”

“The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth.”

“It is not whether animals will survive, it is whether a man has the will to save it.”


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