World Environment Day Quotes
World Environment Day [WED] was established by the UN [United Nations] specifically to advance its own environmental efforts.
World Environment Day
India, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world that is embracing the process of a transition to a Green Economy, will be for the first time ever the global host of World Environment Day 2011.
Global deforestation destroys 13 million hectares of forest every year, this roughly equates to an area equal to the size of Portugal.
India's 1.2 billion population puts pressure on forests, especially in densely populated areas where overgrazing contributes to desertification.
India is currently planning one of the largest green energy projects in the world that will generate 20,000 megawatts of solar energy and 3,000 megawatts from wind farms.
The country has also introduced a Clean Energy Fund into its national budget which provides subsidies for green technology.
This year's theme "Forests: Nature at Your Service" underscores the intrinsic link between quality of life and the health of forests and forest ecosystems. The WED theme also supports this year's UN International Year of Forests.
Two of India's most prominent cities Mumbai and Delhi will be the venue for this year's global celebration of the environment, with a myriad of activities over several days to inspire Indians and people around the world to take action for the environment.
Each year, since 1974, WED has had an official theme for June 5th, usually built around a worldwide environmental challenge or crisis that the UN felt needed to be addressed.
'Many Species. One Planet. One Future', was the theme of 2010 Earth Day.
UNEP provides environmental leadership on dealing with climate change to the rest of the UN system, international organizations, national governments, civil society and the private sector. It provides guidance and advice to governments on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preparing for the consequences of changed climate, and it helped to develop international agreements on climate change.
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