The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) defined the World Environment Day, which was first observed in 1973, as “a global forum for encouraging constructive change.”
With huge numbers of people from over 150 nations taking part, it is now the world’s biggest environmental event. The goal is to involve “governments, businesses, society organizations, schools, celebrities, cities, and communities in boosting environmental consciousness and promoting environmental action.”
The World Environment Day in 2022, which will be hosted by Sweden, calls for “global collective, transformative action to celebrate, conserve, and repair our planet,” motivating people, worldwide, to live safely and address the climate catastrophe.
The first worldwide environmental summit took place 50 years ago this year. The United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, held in Stockholm in 1972, resulted in the establishment of UNEP.
Exploring the Earth Overshoot Day
Earth Overshoot Day, the day in the year when the world ceases living sustainably, is another way of evaluating how humanity seems to be using ecological environment rapidly than they’ve replaced. The earlier this year that it occurs, the more life on Earth gets unsustainable.
The Global Footprint Network (GFN) calculates it annually by dividing the amount of components Earth can produce in a particular year by human consumption for those resources in that year. It was July 29th in 2021. Due to the global slowness induced by the COVID-19 epidemic, Earth Overshoot Day has been moved back to August 22, 2020. The year 2022 is still to be determined.