World Environment Day 2023: Solutions to Plastic Pollution, History
(UN)- World Environment Day 2023 is hosted by Côte d’Ivoire in partnership with the Netherlands. The 2023 campaign #BeatPlasticPollution will focus on solutions to plastic pollution.
It highlights regional and international policies, technologies and innovations that provide real, lasting solutions to this global problem – especially those that promote a just transition to a plastic circular economy.
Solutions to Plastic Pollution
The event will highlight the importance of working together for collective, transformative action to beat plastic pollution. Member States and stakeholders will, in that context, have an opportunity to share what transformative changes their countries are enabling through collective action on plastic pollution.
World Environment Day, held annually on 5 June, brings together millions of people from across the globe, engaging them in the effort to protect and restore the Earth. This year marks the event’s 50th anniversary.
The UN General Assembly designates 5 June, 1972 as World Environment Day, marking the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day, leads to the creation of UNEP.
World Environment Day is celebrated for the first time with the slogan “Only One Earth.”
“We can no longer ignore the alarm bells that ring louder every day,” he said. “The only way forward is to work with nature, not against it.”