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World Environmental Day

June 5, 2022

Sweden to host World Environment Day 2022

  • World Environment Day 2022 theme, ‘Only One Earth’, focuses on living sustainably in harmony with nature
  • 2022 marks 50 years since Stockholm Conference which led to the designation of 5 June as World Environment Day

Nairobi, 18 November 2021 – The Government of the Sweden will host World Environment Day 2022 in partnership with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). The year 2022 marks 50 years since the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment – the 1972 Stockholm Conference that led to the creation of UNEP and designating 5 June every year as World Environment Day.

World Environment Day 2022 will be held under the theme Only One Earth, highlighting the need to live sustainably in harmony with nature by bringing transformative changes – through policies and our choices – towards cleaner, greener lifestyles. Only One Earth was the motto for the 1972 Stockholm Conference; 50 years on, the motto holds true – this planet is our only home, whose finite resources humanity must safeguard.

The human mind knows no boundaries. But our planet does.

We have created so much. But often at the cost of nature.

We can no longer continue down a path of irreversible harm to the environment.

Let’s renew our resolve and our climate.

Let’s strengthen our commitments and our biodiversity.

Let’s rethink how we consume, revive what we destroyed and reconnect with

what sustains us. Our home.


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