World Environment Day, 5th June
ORIGIN: This date (June 5) was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), in Resolution 2994 (XXVII) of December 15, 1972. In this way, the Stockholm Conference (Sweden) was launched, whose theme central was the “Human Environment”.
Since then, we have fought for a better informed public opinion, increasing the awareness and responsibility of individuals, companies and promoting political action.
The slogan of the year 2019 is already known.
«Beat Air Pollution»
Host country: China.
So, what actions are you taking today to improve air quality and stop air pollution?
Grow Gives you some ideas:
Household – The main source of household air pollution is the indoor burning of fossil fuels, wood and other biomass-based fuels to cook, heat and light homes. Around 3.8 million premature deaths are caused by indoor air pollution each year, the vast majority of them in the developing world.
Industry – In many countries, energy production is a leading source of air pollution. Coal-burning power plants are a major contributor, while diesel generators are a growing concern in off-grid areas.
Transport – The global transport sector accounts for almost one-quarter of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions and this proportion is rising. Transport emissions have been linked to nearly 400,000 premature deaths.
Agriculture – There are two major sources of air pollution from agriculture: livestock, which produces methane and ammonia, and the burning of agricultural waste. Around 24 percent of all greenhouse gases emitted worldwide come agriculture, forestry and other land-use.
Waste – Open waste burning and organic waste in landfills release harmful dioxins, furans, methane, and black carbon into the atmosphere. Globally, an estimated 40 percent of waste is openly burned.
Other sources – Not all air pollution comes from human activity. Volcanic eruptions, dust storms and other natural processes also cause problems. Sand and dust storms are particularly concerning.
With data from United Nations