New York, 6 June 2022 (TDI): Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-General of the UN emphasized taking adequate actions in food, transport, and companies to make environmentally friendly choices on World Environment Day.

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5th June every year worldwide. He urged to “increase our gross domestic product by destroying forests, over-fishing, and fossil fuel burning.”

“There is a need to change an accounting system that counts the planet’s destruction as it was the production of richness.” The Secretary-General of the United Nations, shared these views on Twitter today.

Triple Emergency

Meanwhile, Guterres emphasized taking concrete steps to combat the triple planetary emergency and highlighted world leaders take the steps needed to get out of this mess.

The rise in global temperature, habitat loss, and air, water, and land pollution. Furthermore, he added that an integrated approach is required to get out of this dilemma.

“We must shift from harming the planet to healing it.” Also, he said that an increase in access to affordable technological solutions could help us get through it.

World Environment Day

Hosted by Sweden this year, the theme of World Environment Day was “Only one Earth.” Consequently, the campaign focuses on calls for collective, transformative actions on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.

Earlier, “Only One Earth” was the slogan for the first UN conference on the human and Environment organized in Stockholm in 1972. Subsequently, sustainable development was introduced to the global agenda during that conference.

After fifty years, Sweden hosted Stockholm +50 this year along with World Environment day to emphasize the challenges faced by the Environment.

To highlight environmental concerns, United Nations Environment Program has done the annual celebration since 1973. For this purpose, World Environment Day stands as the most influential global platform for environmental outreach will millions of people endorsed.

Specifically, the conference Stockholm +50 this year, closed with calls for real commitments by the world leaders to address environmental concerns in the development agendas.

To clarify, the focus would transform existing economies into sustainable ones through accountability, responsibility, and transformation.

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