The significance of “World Earth Day”

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World Earth Day is being celebrated on April 22, 2021.

World Earth day 2021 theme: ‘Restore Our Earth’. The theme focuses on natural processes, emerging green technologies and innovative thinking to restore the world’s ecosystems.
 About World Earth Day
  • World Earth Day is celebrated every year on 22nd April. It was celebrated for the first time in the year 1970.
  • In 2009 the United Nations designated April 22 as ‘International Mother Earth Day
  • Aim: The celebration of earth day is to achieve the following objectives.
    • To build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and the planet.
    • To diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.
  • Origin: Earth Day was first observed in the year 1970. Gaylord Nelson, a US senator from Wisconsin, USA came up with the idea of commemorating such a day.
  • Led by: The activities on Earth Day are led by earthday.org formerly known as Earth Day Network.
    • It is a US-based international environmental NGO and has a presence in 195 countries.
  • Significance: The Paris Agreement brought almost 200 countries together in setting a common target to reduce global greenhouse emissions. It was signed on Earth Day 2016.

Source: Indian Express

 

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