World Environment Day: 5 June


World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every on 5 June. This year’s host country is Canada.

The theme for World Environment Day 2017 is “Connecting People to Nature”. The theme implores to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth.
Static Takeaways for RBI Phase-I Exam-
  • The World Environment Day is an important part of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations
  • The WED is organized around the world by United Nations
  • The WED was celebrated for the first time in 1974
  • The host country for 2016 was Angola.
Source- United Nations

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