Interesting facts about World Environment Day


World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972, the same year the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment was held in Stockholm. The first World Environment Day was celebrated on June 5, 1974.


The primary purpose of World Environment Day is to raise awareness about environmental issues, encourage action, and promote the protection of our natural environment.


Each year, World Environment Day has a different theme that focuses on a specific environmental concern. Themes have included issues like air pollution, plastic pollution, wildlife conservation, and climate change.

Global Host

Every year, a different country hosts World Environment Day, leading the celebrations and events. The host country showcases its environmental achievements and initiatives and addresses specific regional or global environmental challenges.


World Environment Day is celebrated in over 100 countries, involving governments, businesses, non-governmental organizations, communities, and individuals who organize and participate in various activities and events.


Over the years, World Environment Day has led to numerous significant initiatives and policies aimed at protecting the environment, such as bans on plastic bags, tree-planting campaigns, and commitments to reducing carbon emissions.