40th World Environment Day
The United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, celebrates the 40th World Environment Day on June 5th 2012. This special day also commemorates the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm in 1972 and the creation of the UNEP agency, two very important milestones in the path towards Sustainable Development as we know it today.
This yearly event is meant to increase worldwide awareness and calls for concrete action by the general public in support of the environment. This year’s focus theme is obviously closely related to the issues under discussion at the upcoming Rio+20 Conference: “Green Economy: Does this include you?”.