World Environment Day 2020 is celebrated on 5 June every year. The reason for celebrating this is to make mankind aware of its environment. Actually, it is only due to the environment that life of humans and other animals are possible. This day is to understand and harmonize this beautiful nature.
Why is environmental protection discussion?
There is a very deep connection between humans and every animal and environment. But the environment in the world has been continuously contaminated, which had a profound effect on our lives. However, the lockdown implemented due to the global epidemic coronavirus in the last three months has definitely reduced the amount of air pollution. But it is only a part of the environment.
When did this day begin
Celebrating the day was started in the year 1972 to spread awareness about poor environmental conditions and its growing side effects. When a conference on this was held in Stockholm.
However, almost two years later, when the United Nations announced the first World Environment Day in 1974, it began to be celebrated globally. Currently, it has become a global forum to discuss the problem of pollution. It is organized in more than 100 countries.
The theme of Environment Day 2020
This time the theme of Environment Day 2020 is 'Time for Nature'. This means focusing on the role in creating the necessary infrastructure supporting life, on Earth, and human development.
The theme of the year 2019 was air pollution
In the year 2019, the theme of World Environment Day was air pollution. Its global host was China. In the year 2018, India hosted the international event of World Environment Day with the theme 'Beat Plastic Pollution'. The government had also launched a campaign for planting saplings, in which people were asked to post a selfie taken with the plant after planting it on social media.
Air Pollution Act 1981 in Bhatar
The Parliament in India passed the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981 [Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981]. Under it, 'air pollutant' was defined as any solid, liquid or gaseous substance present in the atmosphere, which could be harmful to humans or other living beings or plants or property or the atmosphere.
Under this Act, the establishment of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) at the top level and the State Pollution Control Board (SPCB) at the state level related to the improvement of air quality control and the elimination of air pollution Provision was made to advise the government on any matter.
The CPCB also sets standards for air quality and also provides technical assistance and guidance to the State Pollution Control Board. Air pollution is responsible for one-fourth of deaths due to heart attack or heart attack and one-third of the total deaths due to stroke, respiratory diseases, lung cancer. It also adversely affects the climate and the functioning of the Earth. According to a study, the global economy has a burden of $ 5 trillion in spending on health services every year from air pollution.