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Climate change is one of the largest threats to sustainable development globally: UN on International Mother Earth Day
The Earth Day, now also called the International Mother Earth Day, April 22, is being observed since 1970 to address emergent environmental crises. Though, the observance is now deemed as a global day of raising awareness and taking action for a happy and healthy planet, but the natural environment continues to worsen.

The main purpose of the observance is to remind the world community that the Earth and its ecosystems provide the humanity with life and sustenance so as to protect and preserve it. The UN's website informs that the observance also recognizes a collective responsibility 'to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.'

The UN has urged to raise public awareness around the world on the International Mother Earth Day to meet the challenges regarding the well-being of the planet and all the life it supports.

"Climate change is one of the largest threats to sustainable development globally and is just one of many imbalances caused by the unsustainable actions of humankind, with direct implications for future generations," states the UN.

Currently, the day is observed in about 190 countries across the world by organising events in major cities of the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection and conservation.

According to the UN, 'Mother Earth' is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit.

"The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth," informs the UN's website.

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