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5 June 2021
What not to miss
World Environment Day
This week’s World Environment Day celebrations include the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, host country celebrations in Pakistan and a packed week of events worldwide.

UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Launch: Friday, 4 June, 16:00 East Africa Time (GMT+3)
Host Country Celebrations in Pakistan: Saturday, 5 June
Other global events
UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration Launch
World Environment Day marks the official start of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Join a worldwide celebration to reimagine, recreate and restore our relationship with nature. Tune in to watch a launch event to kickstart these next ten, critical years together with inspiring messages from world leaders, activists, celebrities, musical performances and premieres.

  • Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany
  • Mia Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados
  • Felix-Antoine Tshisekedi, Chairperson of the African Union and President of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • His Holiness Pope Francis
  • Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General
  • #GenerationRestoration Dialogues between the heads of the Rio Conventions – Elizabeth Mrema (CBD), Ibrahim Thiaw (UNCCD) and Patricia Espinosa (UNFCCC) – with three young influencers: Young Champion of the Earth Niria Alicia Garcia, 9-year old environmentalist and artist Romario Valentine and actor, singer and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Alex Rendell 
  • UNEP Global Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen in conversation with ecologist and film-maker John D. Liu
  • UN Messenger of Peace Dr. Jane Goodall
  • Exclusive musical performance by Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Rocky Dawuni, UNEP Regional Goodwill Ambassador - Africa
  • World premiere song by DJ Don Diablo feat. Ty Dolla $ign
and many more.
Host Country Celebration
World Environment Day 2021 host country Pakistan is celebrating a number of milestones: the completion of the planting of a billion trees as part of its 10 billion Tree drive, taking up a large voluntary pledge under the Bonn Challenge, a new Marine Protected Area and an innovative announcement around nature financing, including flotation of the country’s first green bond.
Join the celebration
Partner Launch Events
From mangrove enthusiasts to finance experts, from tree planters to world leaders and royalty: The world is celebrating the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration! Speakers include:
  • Huang Runqiu, Minister of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China, Host Government of CBD COP 15
  • Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of Egypt, President of CBD COP 14
  • Lord Zac Goldsmith (Minister for Pacific and the Environment at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), UK Government)
  • Albert II, Prince of Monaco
  • Bear Grylls, TV Presenter, adventurer and writer
  • Ambassador Peter Thomson, UN’s Special Envoy for the Ocean
  • Dr. Mike, media personality, family medicine physician
  • Jack Johnson, singer-songwriter
  • Patti Smith, musician author, poet
  • Michael Stipe, singer-songwriter
Join the virtual sessions
Have you snapped for #GenerationRestoration?
If we look at human history, we are but a snap of the fingers – yet we have altered the planet. We are also the ones who can make peace with nature. So, get ready, snap your fingers and show us: What will you stand for? What will you restore?
Be part of the snap challenge
Play a game, restore the planet
Scientists tell us we only have ten more years to avert climate catastrophe and a mass extinction. It's ambitious, but possible. It's going to take everyone. It's going to take you. Learn what you can do to be part of #GenerationRestoration – in a fun way!
Play the game
Spread the word
Want to use the World Environment Day logo for a poster of your own or share a social media visual to promote your very own event?
Download the assets here
Get involved and stay informed
Nature loss threatens global economy: report
The ongoing loss of natural spaces, including forests, has become a systemic risk for the global economy, warns a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and several partners.
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Pakistan’s Ten Billion Tree Tsunami
As Pakistan prepares for World Environment Day, on June 5, the country has shown it is prepared to lead the way in ecosystem restoration with its Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Project.
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Becoming #GenerationRestoration Ecosystem restoration for people, nature and climate
To launch the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, UNEP has released this synthesis report as a call to action for anyone and everyone to join the #GenerationRestoration movement to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide.
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In New York, urban gardens offer an escape from city life
New York City is the densest metropolitan area in the United States, making the presence of green space ever more important. Proximity to green spaces, such as community gardens, public parks, and biking trails, help boost mental and physical health.
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UN Environment Programme, 2021

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