Every year, the 5th of June is observed as the World Environment Day to “encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment”. For 2019, the theme is ‘Air Pollution’, and the host country is China. On this occasion, Research Matters caught up with three leading scientists from the country that are actively pursuing research on different aspects of air pollution. The three researchers, Prof. A R Ravishankara, Prof. S K Satheesh and Prof. Navakanta Bhat shared their work and thoughts on the ‘burning’ problem of air pollution.
World Environment Day
On World Environment Day, June 5th the Hon'ble Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, pledged to do away with single-use plastics in his life. He also urged the citizens to take up green initiatives, while avoiding the use of plastics.
The theme of World Environment Day 2018 is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. Take a look at the various efforts made by individuals and organisation to curb this pollution?
The 5th of June every year is celebrated across the world as ‘World Environment Day’. People mark this event by planting saplings, spreading awareness about the importance of the environment to our survival and ways we can conserve this gift of nature for the future generations to come. But, have you ever wondered how we go about our lives on the rest of the days? What if we stopped a moment to think of the change it would bring about if we chose to walk to work instead of the car or take the bus? Of course it would change the climate for the good. Find out some tales of inspiration and alarming facts in this special on World Environment Day.