Celebration of World Environment Day "A Need to protect the world from Global Worming"
World Environment Day (WED) was hosted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. WED is hosted every year by a different city and commemorated with an international exposition through the week of June 5 in more than 100 countries.
The United Nation's Environment Programme (UNEP), also created in 1972, uses WED to stimulate awareness about environment and enhance.This year, World Environment Day 2009 is being hosted by Mexico with the theme "Your Planet Needs You-Unite to Combat Climate Change". It aims sustainable development of our economies and communities and environmental change
According to Ban Ki Moon, "The world needs focused on investing in renewable sources of energy, eco-friendly infrastructure and energy efficiency, this will not only create jobs and spur recovery but also help tackle global warming."
Issues related to Environment Protection
1. All the UN member countries have accepted that the negotiations to manage climate change & its impacts should be held under the aegis of UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) to protect the earth from Global Worming. The protocol's first phase ends in 2012 & more than 180 countries that are party to the Convention.
2. Today more than 2 billion people around the world lack access to basic sanitation services due to de-forestation.
3. UNO estimated 42,000 people die every week from diseases related to low water quality and an absence of adequate sanitation, according to Mr. Moon, the UN Secretary General. He have a hope that, all Nations must be taken proper initiatives and follow rule & regulations to protect the Environment & the World from Global Worming.
The UN chief also expressed his hope that governments across the world would reach a new deal on climate change in the meeting which will take place in Copenhagen in December.