World Environment Day

World Environment Day Quick Facts - US

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2023 DateJune 5, 2023
2024 DateJune 5, 2024

World Environment Day

World Environment Day seeks to raise awareness about environmental issues. This day aims to encourage both people and nations to act. It hopes to curb climate change, minimize pollution, and create sustainable laws and goals to ensure the Earth’s health. This day further aims to reduce human consumption in order to reduce the overall impact on the global environment.

World Environment Day was established in 1972 by the UN General Assembly. It is observed annually on June 5th. Additionally, a theme is chosen and a host country is selected.

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World Environment Day facts

  • Approximately 70% of Earth's oxygen is produced by marine plants. The remaining 30% is generated by terrestrial plants, including trees and other vegetation.
  • The Earth's average temperature has risen by about 1.1 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times. This is primarily due to human activities.
  • It is estimated that about 18 million acres (7.3 million hectares) of forests are lost each year, equivalent to roughly 27 soccer fields per minute.
  • In 2022, deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon was at its fastest pace. In the first two months of 2022, roughly 1,500 square miles (five times the size of New York City) were lost.

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