World Environment Day 2021- “Recreate, Reimagine, Restore”
World Environment Day is one of the biggest annual events organised by the United Nations (UN) to generate awareness about the significance of nature. Environment Day is celebrated to create awareness among the people about environmental issues and to create action plans. The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore.’ as this year marks the beginning of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Pakistan is the global host for the day, to highlight the importance of ecosystem restoration this year.
The United Nations Assembly established World Environment Day in 1972, which was the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the human environment. In 1974, the theme of World Environment Day was ‘Only One Earth’. Since then, various host countries have been celebrating it. World Environment Day was first observed in 1974 in the United States.
Now more than ever, our planet needs us to step up and take action and reverse the degradation and damage. This is a ”10-year push to halt and reverse the decline of the natural world.” Since the coronavirus pandemic broke out, there is a breakdown in the “relationship between human systems and natural systems,” according to the UN Environmental Program. The World Environment Day slogan – “Recreate, Reimagine, Restore” – focuses on reversing the damage and restoring our ecosystems.
“The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for” – Ernest Hemingway