Millions of people all over the world celebrate this day to send a message to the society to repeatedly acknowledge the need for harmonised co-existence of human being and environment as well as importance of common actions for the environmental protection to achieve well-being of the mankind.
World Environment Day (WED) was established in 1972 on the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. On the very first day of the Conference, UN General Assembly, resulting from discussions on the integration of human interactions and the environment, declared June 5 as World Environment Day. In 1974 the first time WED was celebrated on a global level and its main message was “Only One Earth”. This was a robust awareness raising campaign targeted at ecological problems and sustainable consumption. After that it has established as a global platform for awareness raising of all segments of the society. Since then the world celebrates 5th June annually and selects a focus theme of the year. Since 1987 they have begun rotating the center of these activities through selecting different host countries. The host country of 2022 is Sweden, “Only One Earth” is the campaign slogan, with the focus on “Living Sustainably in Harmony with Nature”.
The celebration of World Environment Day is very important event because UN has declared it as a flagship campaign facilitating to environmental protection measures and awareness raising.
Naturally, Georgia among them governmental and non-governmental organizations and public in general are engaged in the campaign devoted to this important day as they acknowledge high significance of the environment protection and promotion of targeted measures including awareness raising.