The World Environment Day (WED), which is commemorated
each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles
through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide
awareness of the environment and enhances political
attention and action. World Environment Day (WED)
was established by the UN General Assembly in
1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference
on the Human Environment.
The theme for WED 2009 is 'Your Planet
Needs You-UNite to Combat Climate Change'.
It reflects the urgency for nations to agree on
a new deal at the crucial climate convention meeting
in Copenhagen some 180 days later in the year,
and the links with overcoming poverty and improved
management of forests. This year’s host
is Mexico which reflects the growing role of the
Latin American country in the fight against climate
change, including its growing participation in
the carbon markets.
We would like to share with you the link to
the electronic version of WED 2009 posters and
booklets to print or use on your websites. If
you would like to display the WED 2009 banner
on your websites, the script is also provided.
The link is http://www.unep.org/wed/2009/english/content/downloads.asp
Also notable on the WED site is the 'Do
something Tips' of suggested individual/
personal level actions that can be taken on a
daily basis to combat climate change e.g. "When
packing your lunch, opt for reusable containers
for food storage instead of wrapping the food
with aluminum foil or plastic wrap."
For more information on the World Environment
Day, kindly visit the website at http://www.unep.org/wed/2009/english/