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World Environment Day: Connecting People to Nature

05/06/2017 (All day)


World Environment Day in Geneva

To celebrate World Environment Day in Geneva and its surroundings, why not going for a hike in a nearby natural site or a walk along the nearest river ? Emerald and Natura 2000 certification labels are here to help you. To find out about World Environment Day in Geneva and the journey we advise, use the following link. 

A Platform for Action
World Environment Day is the UN most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.

The People's Day
Above all, World Environment Day is the 'people's day' for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change. That 'something' can be focused locally, nationally or globally; it can be a solo action or involve a crowd – everyone is free to choose.

The Theme
Each World Environment Day is organized around a theme that focuses attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2017 is connecting people to nature.

The Host
Every World Environment Day has a different global host country, where the official celebrations take place. The focus on the host country helps highlight the environmental challenges it faces, and supports the effort to address them. This year's host is Canada.