Themes: World Environment Day

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Green Economy: Does it include you?

Theme 2012: The UN Environment Programme defines the Green Economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. In its simplest expression, a green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive. Practically speaking, a Green Economy is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by public and private investments that reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency, and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services. These investments need to be catalyzed and supported by targeted public expenditure, policy reforms and regulation changes.

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Green Economy: Does it include you?
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Forests-Nature At Your Service

Theme 2011: Forests over one third of the earth’s land mass, performing vital functions and services around the world which make our planet alive with possibilities. In fact, 1.6 billion people depend on forests for their livelihoods. They play a key role in our battle against climate change, releasing oxygen into the atmosphere while storing carbon dioxide. Thousands of activities were organized worldwide, with beach clean-ups, concerts, exhibits, film festivals, community events and much more.That year's global host,India " a country of wide biodiversity.

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Forests-Nature At Your Service
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'Many Species. One Planet. One Future'

Theme 2010: It celebrated the incredible diversity of life on Earth as part of the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity. This year's global host, Rwanda " a country of exceptional biodiversity that has made huge strides on environmental protection " leaded the celebrations with three days of keynote events. Thousands of activities were organized worldwide, with beach clean-ups, concerts, exhibits, film festivals, community events and much more. Each continent had a "regional host city", the U.N. chose Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the host for all North America activities.

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'Many Species. One Planet. One Future'
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'Your Planet Needs You " UNite to Combat Climate Change'

Theme 2009: It reflected the urgency for nations to agree on a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year, and the links with overcoming poverty and improved management of forests. WED 2009's host was Mexico which reflected the growing role of the Latin American country in the fight against climate change, including its growing participation in the carbon markets. Mexican President Felipe Calderón stated that the WED celebration will "further underline Mexico's determination to manage natural resources and deal with the most demanding challenge of the 21st century " climate change."

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'Your Planet Needs You " UNite to Combat Climate Change'
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"Green Cities"- "Plan for the Planet!".

Theme 2005: The majority of the world's people live in cities. Recognizing this historic moment, Mayor Gavin Newsom had invited Mayors from around the globe to San Francisco for United Nations World Environment Day to forge a collective path towards a sustainable urban future. Mayors are emerging as the most powerful and flexible agents of change. They are able to respond quickly to environmental issues and are uniquely accountable to their citizens. Their enormous purchasing power is shaping markets and making environmental sustainability a manufacturing consideration. They are tackling the globe's most challenging environmental issues and their visionary solutions provide inspiration and serve as models to all sectors of society.

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"Green Cities"- "Plan for the Planet!".
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Deserts and Desertification- Don't desert drylands"

Theme 2006: The slogan emphasised the importance of protecting drylands, which cover more than 40% of the planet's surface. This ecosystem is home to one-third of the world's people who are more vulnerable members of society. The main international celebrations of the World Environment Day 2006 were held in Algeria.

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Deserts and Desertification- Don't desert drylands"
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Themes: World Environment Day

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Themes: World Environment Day
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