This year the World Environment Day is celebrating biodiversity
- This year’s
world environment day, which is being hosted in Colombia, will be quite different due to coronavirus.
- According to UN biodiversity is “a concern that is both urgent and existential”.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi also urged people to preserve the planet's biodiversity on the occasion of World Environment Day.
The first world environment day was celebrated in 1974 during the first day of United Nations Conference on the Human environment. Since then, the day was marked to create awareness regarding the rising environment issues ranging from human over population to global warming and sustainable development.
Every year a different country hosts the event where the United Nations officially celebrates the day. This year’s world
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According to UN biodiversity is “a concern that is both urgent and existential”. Recent natural events including bushfires in Brazil, the United States, and Australia, locust infestations across East Africa, a global disease pandemic shows that humans are not independent. .
“The emergence of COVID-19 has underscored the fact that, when we destroy biodiversity, we destroy the system that supports human life,” UN said.
The celebration of this day gives us a chance to broaden our opinion and be responsible for improving the environment individually.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also urged people to preserve the planet's biodiversity on the occasion of World Environment Day, saying we collectively need to do whatever possible to ensure the flora and fauna with whom we share the Earth thrive.
Modi also requested people to serve nature on this 'Environment Day' by planting some trees and making some resolutions.
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