Since 1974, World Environment Day has been held annually on 5th June. The day has been a flagship event to promote awareness of environmental issues and threats from marine pollution to human overpopulation. The day has grown to become a global platform for public outreach, with participation from over 143 countries annually.
This year, the theme for the day is ‘Generation Restoration’. Over 4.7 million hectares of forests – an area larger than Denmark – are lost every year. That’s one football pitch every three seconds. Over half of the world’s wetlands have disappeared in the last century.
The Aberconwy Liberal Democrats have been calling for a biodiversity and nature emergency declaration and we want to know when will the Welsh Government wake up to the fight?
Aberconwy Lib Dems are committed to introducing a Hedges and Edges Scheme across Conwy, and to turn every town in the County into a Tree Town. These are local solutions to help the efforts to restoring our nature and biodiversity.
To find out more about what you can do to help tackle air pollution this World Environment Day, head to https://www.worldenvironmentday.global/
You can follow the events on social media through the hash tags #GenerationRestoration and #WorldEnvironmentDay