World Environment Day Celebrated By Indian Govt with 'Air Pollution' Theme

World Environment Day Celebrated By Indian Govt with 'Air Pollution' Theme

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Guwahati, June 5, 2019:

The World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated on 5th June every year.  Ministry of

Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) celebrates WED focusing on the theme declared by UNEP and organizes several events.

This year’s theme is ‘Air Pollution’. Keeping with the tradition, this year the main function is being held at Vigyan Bhawan on 5th June, 2019 and will be presided over by the Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change.

The events will include launch of film competition on environment, release of several books and three thematic sessions on Air Pollution, Waste Management and Forests: the Green Lungs of cities.

The World Environment Day will also be celebrated across the country in State Capitals and

other places. The United Nation, aware that the protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue, which affects the well-being of people and economic development throughout the world, designated 5 June as World Environment Day.

The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment. World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June.

World Environment Day 2019 urges governments, industries, communities and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy, green technologies and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world

Did you know?

92 percent of people worldwide do not breathe clean air.

Air pollution costs the global economy $5 trillion every year in welfare costs

Ground-level ozone pollution is expected to reduce staple crop yields by 26 percent by 2030.

India has formulated and launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). This is a long term time bound national level strategy and tackle the increasing pollution problem across the country. The objective of NCAP is comprehensive plan for prevention, control and abatement of air pollution besides augmenting the air quality monitoring network. The tentative national level target is reduction of PM2.5 and PM10 concentration by 20% – 30% by 2024.

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