New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: World Environment Day, which is also known as 'Eco Day' and 'Environment Day', is observed on June 5 ever year to lay emphasis on the role of environment in providing essential infrastructure that supports life on earth and human development. The World Environment Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 on the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, resulting from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment. Two years later, in 1974 the first Eco Day was held with the theme "Only One Earth". This year, the theme for the World Environment Day is 'Biodiversity' and 'Time for Nature'. 

Celebrations of World Environment Day each year are based on the particular theme declared by United Nations. The theme of this year is extremely relevant because human beings are part of the ecosystem and cannot continue to survive in isolation. Biodiversity is important for the survival of all living things big and small, on land, or in water.

Importance:

World Environment Day is the biggest annual event in the world run by the United Nations to mark the environmental awareness among the people. Its main objective is to raise awareness among people to protect the environment by looking at various problems regarding scorching issues of environment pollution, drastic climatic changes, greenhouse effect, global warming, black whole effect etc, among human beings on the planet Earth.

According to United Nations, "The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises, and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment."

Significance:

The day is celebrated to raise global awareness about the significance of a healthy environment issues by implementing some actions to protect nature and earth, leading to a positive and healthy environment for all.

As per Worlds environment day global’s website, currently, as many as one million plant and animal species are at the risk of extinction. The idea is to understand that young people have a role to play in preventing the loss of biodiversity and preserving nature for our future.

Posted By: Talib Khan