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New Delhi is the World Environment Day host city this year
The World Environment Day (WED) is hosted by a different city every year and with a different theme. The theme for this year, on June 5, is the 'Forests-Nature at Your Service', and the event will be hosted by New Delhi.

World Environment Day (WED) was created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 to be observed on June 5 each year. The event aims at spreading awareness about the conservation of environment and initiation of public action to halt its degradation.
 
Ahead of the international event in New Delhi, the WED message from Jairam Ramesh, Indian Minister for Environment and Forests, is: "We need a strong ethic of conservation and in this role; World Environment Day is a powerful catalyst and voice. There must be limits on how and where we encroach on the natural world for without them habitats will be paved over, rivers ruined, corals bleached and forests unwittingly plowed for agriculture," as quoted by yahoo.com.
 
"India, the global host of World Environment Day in 2011, is among a growing number of countries working to address the pressures of ecological change.  It is also helping to pioneer a better assessment of the economic value of nature-based services, with the assistance of the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Bank," said UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon in his WED message posted on the UN website.
 
While cautioning the world community about the 'profound and potentially irreversible changes in the ability of the planet to sustain our progress', Ban said, "We will not build a just and equitable world unless we give equal weight to all three pillars of sustainable development – social, economic and environmental," wrote the site.
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