The 5th June World Environment Day is arranged to spread awareness worldwide and action for the environment.
World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It also serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something positive for the environment, galvanizing individual actions into a collective power that generates an exponential positive impact on the planet.
The Swaziland Environment Authority in partnership with its national stakeholders joined the International community in celebrating this year’s world Environment Day on the 5th June 2014 at the Town of Siteki, Park, east of Swaziland.
The theme for Swaziland adapted from the international theme was “Raise Your Voice Not Emissions”.
The theme talks the global challenge that efforts to deal with climate change are still not enough, greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere are at their highest for 800,000 years. Even though the international theme focuses mainly on Small Island States, the impacts of climate change on Swaziland as a small state are not different.