World Environment Day

World Environment Day - 5 June 2021

World Environment Day takes place every year on the 5th of June. It is the United Nations’ flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment.

The global theme for World Environment Day 2021 is “Restoring Our Ecosystems - Together”.

World Environment Day 2021 marks the launch of the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (#GenerationRestoration). The United Nations’ Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems on every continent and in every ocean. It can help to end poverty, combat climate change, and prevent a mass extinction. As host of World Environment Day 2021, Pakistan will highlight environmental issues and showcase the country’s own initiatives and its role in global efforts. The day will be celebrated across the world through various events and activities, in line with latest COVID-19 regulations.

Categories of ecosystems and the benefits of restoring them:

1. Farmlands

* reduce tillage and adopt natural fertilizers and pest controls

* use crop rotation, grow more diverse crops (including trees) and integrate them with livestock-rearing, which can restore biodiversity and provide more nutritious diets