Health Days 2014
World Environment Day
Introduction:

World Environment Day is held on June 5 annually, and it is one of the main means through which the United Nations (UN) enhances the international awareness about the environment and its issues. Further, marking this Day, the UN seeks to shed more light on the environmental issues, and urge a political action to that effect.

The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) announced that the theme of this year's World Environment Day will be "the small island developing states" or "SIDS". That's to say, these island states, all over the world, are particularly vulnerable to climate change, natural disasters and sea level rise.  

This year's World Environment Day aims to raise awareness about the impact of climate change on the small island states all over the world, as well as displaying the solutions that help these island states to overcome a number of environmental problems with only limited resources. 

Approved Date:

Internationally: June 5th, 2014
Locally             :  Shaban, 7th 1435

The theme of the World Environment Day 2014:

Small Island Developing States and Climate Change

The Logo of the World Environment Day 2014:
WIDLogo.jpg
 
Objectives & General Messages:

  • Calling for a greater understanding for the importance of the small island developing states.
  • Getting to understand the pressing need for assisting in protecting the islands against the increasing dangers and points of weakness particularly due to climate change. 
  • Calling for solidarity with the islands.
  • Raising the environmental awareness for all members of the community. 
  • Reducing the pollutants before spreading in the atmosphere. 
  • Reducing the dependency on petroleum as a main source of energy. 
  • Utilizing the renewable energy sources such as the solar and wind energy. 
  • Helping the developing countries to make progress in terms of reducing the pollution emissions.
  • Innovating on environmentally friendly factories and equipment.
  • Urging on saving energy.    

Targeted Groups:

  • Schools
  • Families
  • Health decision makers and policy makers
  • The environment –based organizations and associations interested in the environment 
  • The whole society

Related Links:
  • http://www.unep.org/wed/
  • http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/impacts-adaptation/health.html
  • http://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/effects/
  • http://www.un.org/ar/climatechange/consequences-for-the-future.shtml
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