The Theme of the World Environment Day 2020 is “Celebrate Biodiversity’
Today is World Environment Day. Every year 5th June is observed worldwide as World Environment Day to raise awareness among the people to save the environment and nature.
Like the previous, this year is not possible to celebrate widely due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Because of the outbreak of Coronavirus, the Un days are being celebrated virtually worldwide. So, to prevent Covid-19 from spreading, World Environment Day is not being celebrated widely this year.
We are harming our environment in various ways and damage the environment both willingly and unwillingly. But we have to protect the environment. If we fail to maintain the balance of the environment, the Earth will become uninhabitable someday. Keeping all the issues in mind, Environment Day is celebrated every year to raise public awareness.
According to the International Conference of the United Nations in 1972, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) initiates the celebration of 5th June as ‘World Environment Day’ every year.
The aim of celebrating this day is to raise public awareness about the environment. For this reason, World Environment Day is celebrated every year under different themes. This year the theme of the day is ‘Celebrate Biodiversity.’
Environment Day is celebrating in Bangladesh, like other countries in the world. The day is celebrating both officially and privately in the countrywide, and various programs are arranged regarding this day. But due to the adverse situation this year, it cannot be celebrated widely.
The lockdown has been bounded and maintaining a physical distance in celebrating this day. But to avoid a public crowd and prevent COVID-19 from spreading, the government hasn’t taken any initiative to observe the day. However, World Environment Day may be celebrated in a short-range virtually.
According to the Bangladesh News Agency (BNA), due to the coronavirus epidemic, Germany and Colombia will host World Environment Day celebrations through virtual media this year.