World Day to Combat Desertification

World Day to Combat Desertification

The demand for life’s essentials will rise significantly in the next 20 years. About 50% more food will be needed, 40% more energy and 35% more water. How will these demands to be met and with what resources? Past trends show that land, the foundation of these goods and services, is not only being destroyed, but is not on the radar screen of policy-makers because there is no political will to get something done. Continue reading

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What is World Environment Day?

What is WED?World Environment Day (‘WED’) is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action and is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

In fact, 5 June was the day that the seminal United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began in Stockholm (this ran from 5–16 June 1972). The first World Environment Day was in 1973 and it is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme. Continue reading