Earth Day 2016: Promoting Conservation, Reducing Climate Change Impacts, and Building a Resilient Bangladesh

21 Apr 2016

The International Mother Earth Day was first established in 2009 when the General Assembly passed a resolution to mark the day every year on April 22. The inspiration was drawn from the movement #EarthDay which began in 1970 in the United States.

Earth Day brings together people across the world to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address climate change, and protect the Earth for future generations. This year, the theme is

“Trees for the Earth”. On this day when global leaders are gathering in New York to sign the landmark Paris Climate Agreement, we once again strongly underscore that the environmental shocks and stresses – exacerbated by the climate change – will impact Bangladesh for decades to come.

The United Nations in Bangladesh encourages the people of Bangladesh to come forward and join in this global campaign to take actions for sustainable development, and planting a tree on 22 April with millions across the world. Visit the global campaign at the Earth Day Network for more details: www.earthday.org

The United Nations reaffirms its commitment to be with the people of Bangladesh in promoting conservation, combating the impacts of Climate Change, and building resilient communities. Here are some of the ways we are assisting both the people of Bangladesh and the Earth for a better, sustainable future.

Please visit Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr to check UN agencies' contributions to #EarthDay! 


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