UNEP / WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

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World Environment Day’s official celebrations were held today in Stockholm, and the host country Sweden announced a ban on issuing new licenses for the extraction of coal, oil, and natural gas from 1 July this year to protect people and the planet. UNEP

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DATELINE: 5 JUNE 2022, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN / FILE

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FILE - STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

1. Various shots, streets

5 JUNE 2022, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):
“We know what to do. The science has told us. We have to end fossil fuels. We have to restore nature to its full glory. We have to transform our food systems. We have to make our cities green. We have to make them livable and low, no carbon.”
3. Med shot, Andersen and Strandhäll, Museum of Technology
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):
“And we can do this as one people on this one Earth.”
5. Med shot, Andersen and Strandhäll, Museum of Technology
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Annika Strandhäll, Minister for Climate and the Environment, Sweden:
“2022 must also be a turning point. We must show that we hear the call from science and from the young generation, we must learn the lessons of the past and apply our efforts in the present in order to secure a sustainable future for all.”
7. Med shot, Marley singing, Everland Concert for Climate
8. SOUNDBITES (English) Julian Marley, singer, songwriter, activist, Jamaica:
“Without Mother Nature, we are not doing so well on Earth. And we are here as one people, you know. So, it's our duty to take care of our planet because we don't have another one.”
9. Various shots, Marley singing, Everland Concert for Climate
10. SOUNDBITES (English) Julian Marley, singer, songwriter, activist, Jamaica:
“Well, the climate concert, you know, is basically us coming together in a performance in a musical way to bring awareness about our planet.”
11. Screenshot, Minecraft game for sustainability design
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Bethany Reczek, Environmental Education Officer, Australia:
“What we really need to do, especially during and after COVID, find a way to reengage with the community on environmental education topics. And we found that Minecraft was a great way to engage young minds and do something really positive that brings out some key themes for that the community.”
13. Screenshot, Minecraft game for sustainability design
14. SOUNDBITE (English), Cameron de Jongh, Minecraft player:
“Repurposed wood is something that was used a lot. So, repurposing the wooden surface, burning it, and putting out pollution.”
15. Screenshot, Minecraft game for sustainability design
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Ali Abdo, Activist and Guiness World Record Holder for greatest distance on an electric motorcycle in 24 hours, Egypt:
“Over 5,000 kilometers on this electric motorcycle and 300 kids to raise the awareness about the opportunity because we have only one Earth.”

FILE - ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE

17. Various shots, electric motorcycles

STORYLINE:
World Environment Day’s official celebrations were held in Stockholm today (5 June), and the host country Sweden announced a ban on issuing new licenses for the extraction of coal, oil, and natural gas from 1 July this year to protect people and the planet.

Tens of millions of people around the world joined global conversations on social media demanding urgent action to conserve and restore the environment.

Tens of thousands organized their own activities, including the planting of millions of trees, cleaning trash, and taking actions to highlight that there is #OnlyOneEarth.

2022 marks the 49th time World Environment Day has been celebrated.

It was established following the UN Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in 1972, and is celebrated annually on 5 June, with a different country hosting it each year.

This year’s theme – #OnlyOneEarth – mirrors the theme of the first World Environment Day in 1973. It calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.

The 2022 World Environment Day campaign #OnlyOneEarth calls for collective, transformative action on a global scale to celebrate, protect and restore our planet.

The official event, held at the Tekniska Museet in Stockholm, included a discussion between Ms. Strandhäll, Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and young people.

Around the world, countries, and communities acted on World Environment Day to make a real difference in their environments.

Religious leaders came together to sign a landmark appeal on climate-responsible finance.

These organizations will only engage with financial institutions that are aligned with the Paris Agreement’s objective of limiting global warming to 1.5° C.

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment.

Held annually since 1973, the Day has also become a vital platform for promoting progress on the environmental dimensions of the Sustainable Development Goals.

With UNEP at the helm, over 150 countries participate each year. Major corporations, non-governmental organizations, communities, governments, and celebrities from across the world adopt the World Environment Day brand to champion environmental causes.
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