Why Earth Day celebrated on 22nd April?
Why Earth Day celebrated on 22nd April? 21 Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd. While the coronavirus (Covid 19) is spreading around the world and dominating headlines, ideas and attention, the need for climate action remains more urgent than ever.
By the end of 2020, global carbon dioxide emissions must be reduced by 7.6% and continue to decline by 7.6% each year in order to keep global warming below 1.5 ° C.
The pandemic is a stark reminder of the weak capabilities of humans and the planet in the face of global threats. Unchecked damage to our environment must be addressed. In response to the social and economic impacts of Covid-19 , United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres noted that “if we had progressed further in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change , we would have been able to better meet this challenge.”
Basic information on Earth Day
Earth Day was concealed for its first time in 1970. 20 million people took to the streets in anger at oil spills, smog and polluted rivers to protest what they saw as an environmental crisis. It was the largest civilian event on the planet at that time that forced governments to take concrete action, including passing environmental laws and establishing environmental agencies. In addition to these practical outcomes, the event showed how much can be achieved when people get together and demand action.
Earth Day still holds great significance. In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution officially recognizing International Mother Earth Day. In Earth Day 2016, the United Nations formally adopted the Paris Agreement , which clarifies the commitment of states to limit global temperature rise to less than two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels; And strengthening countries’ capacity to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change
Earth Day in 2021
Marking the half-century anniversary of Earth Day, and choosing climate action as its theme, Earth Day 2021 was about to be a historic event. An event planned to bring people together through a chain of events, the Covid-19 pandemic has now driven a fundamental shift to completely virtual digital platforms. Earth Day 2021 calls for 24 hours of action, big and small, for people and the planet. On this 50th anniversary, civil society organizers hope to fill the world’s digital landscape with global conversations, positive actions, presentations, webinars, and events that support urgent action on climate change.
As the world rushes to plan for the post-pandemic recovery, UNEP and other parts of the United Nations system see this as an opportunity to draw attention to the need to “build back better.” The risks to ignoring the threats of environmental destruction must be understood and addressed with protection and policies. April 22nd is a timely reminder to embrace the natural world’s opportunities for green jobs, and sustainable economic stimulus, to take urgent action to protect ourselves from an unviable global warming and secure a healthy and dignified future.
What can you do?
On April 22nd, join the earthday.org website for live discussions, events and actions you can take wherever you are. Explore the many virtual Earth Day events via this guide to online events across global time zones. There are new tools for volunteering, advocacy, and opportunities to participate as citizen scientists — using the Earth Challenge 2020 app to measure data like air quality and plastic pollution, wherever you are. There are challenges to daily work. Graphics to share on social media; Tips for making your own Earth Day window sign ; A place to tell others about your personal “green behavior” .
Front-line leaders from the community on this occasion will observe a webinar on April 21 , including the blessings of Earth Day from leaders around the world. A message from young climate activists. And conversations with religious leaders and indigenous people.
As in the first Earth Day, which was celebrated 50 years ago, it is time to show solidarity, take action and send a clear message to world leaders to act on climate change, halt biodiversity and habitat loss, and make certain environmental protection a fundamental basis for building back better.
Looking ahead to the next 50 years, and in the lead up to World Environment Day on 5 June , UNEP will exchange information on actions that can be taken to protect biodiversity, contribute to reforestation efforts of degraded landscapes and commit to the comprehensive sustainable management of natural resources.
The nature of the crisis , they are threatened biodiversity and habitat loss, global warming and toxic pollution. Failure to take action leads to humankind’s decline. Addressing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and protecting ourselves from future global threats requires sound management of dangerous medical and chemical waste. Strong and global management of nature and biodiversity; A clear commitment to “building back better”, creating green jobs and facilitating the transition to carbon-neutral economies. Humanity depends on taking action now for a resilient and sustainable future.