World Environment Day

Since 1974, World Environment Day has been celebrated every year on 5 June, engaging governments, businesses and citizens in an effort to address pressing environmental issues.

This year’s World Environment Day theme is ecosystem restoration. For too long, we have been exploiting and destroying our planet’s ecosystems. Every three seconds, the world loses enough forest to cover a football pitch and over the last century we have destroyed half of our wetlands. As much as 50 per cent of our coral reefs have already been lost…

This World Environment Day will kick off the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a global mission to revive billions of hectares, from forests to farmlands, from the top of mountains to the depth of the sea.

Every World Environment Day is hosted by a different country in which official celebrations take place. This year’s host is Pakistan. Most events will be held online, and some of them start today.

We invite you to join digital coferences via livestreams. The official schedule of all conferences can be found here.