Pakistan will be honoured to host the World Environment Day 2021 in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
World Environment Day, which takes place every year on June 5, is the United Nations’ flagship day to promote worldwide awareness and action for the environment.
This year’s observance of World Environment Day will be on the theme of ‘ecosystem restoration’ and focus on resetting the country’s relationship with nature. It will also mark the formal launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021 – 2030.
Over the years, it has grown to be the largest global platform for environmental public outreach and is celebrated by millions of people across the world.
Minister of Climate Change Malik Amin Aslam made the announcement on the margins of the virtual 5th UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5).
He joined UNEP Executive Director Inger Andersen to acknowledge the urgency of preventing, halting, and reversing the degradation of ecosystems worldwide.
In one of the world’s most ambitious afforestation efforts, the government of Pakistan plans to expand and restore the country’s forests through a ’10 Billion Tree Tsunami’ spread over five years.