Stockholm, 24 November 2021 (TDI): Sweden will host World Environment Day 2022. Sweden’s Ministry of Environment will organize the event in partnership with the UN Environment Program (UNEP).
🇸🇪 Sweden will host the #WorldEnvironmentDay 2022!
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The upcoming year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stockholm Conference held in 1972. It was the first Conference on Human Environment by the UN that resulted in the creation of UNEP and World Environment Day, on June 5th every year.
Central Theme of the World Environment Day 2022
According to UNEP, the theme of 2022’s Environment Day will be “Only One Earth”. The Stockholm Conference held in 1972 also had the same theme.
Having the same motto after 50 years highlights the significance of living sustainably by shifting policies towards a green and clean environment. Additionally, the motto is still true and relevant after 50 years.
Message by Sweden regarding the upcoming global event
Speaking about the event, Sweden’s Environment and Climate Minister, and Deputy Prime Minister, Per Bolund said that as a host, Sweden will highlight the most critical environmental issues.
He also reported that Sweden will exhibit its environmental initiatives as well as global efforts for addressing the climate crisis. Additionally, he invited the global community to join the vital discussion on the environment and celebrate the day together.
Message by UNEP on Sweden hosting the World Environment Day 2022
Executive Director of UNEP, Inger Andersen delivering her remarks regarding Sweden’s announcement of hosting World Environment Day 2022 remarked that the theme of the global event-“Only one Earth” will remind people of their vital duty of protecting the environment.
She also added that the event will also provide impetus to international efforts for building a cleaner and greener environment.
Applauding and appreciating Sweden’s efforts towards environment conservation Inger Andersen said that since the Stockholm Conference 50 years ago, Sweden has invested remarkably in protecting the environment.
She also added that Sweden’s acceptance of the role “as hosting World Environment Day 2022” is a reflection of its historical commitment and ambitions for the future.
World Environment Day
World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 6th June since the Stockholm Conference in 1972. It is one of the UN’s “flagship” days that are celebrated globally to promote action and awareness for the environment.
Since 1972, the day has become a vital global platform for promoting actions for the environment and SDGs. Each year about 150 countries with UNEP celebrate the day.