World Environment Day 2017 theme is 'Connecting people to nature'
On World Environment Day
, Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged everyone to nurture a better planet and be committed to 'protecting our environment'. "This year's theme of 'Connecting People to Nature' is nothing but getting connected with ourselves. #WithNature," he tweeted. Every year, the World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June. This year's theme is 'Connecting people to nature - in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator', with Canada as the host nation. United Nation also encouraged all global citizens to go out and spent time with the nature.
He further tweeted:
World Environment Day 2017
World Environment Day was first celebrated in 1974, trying to raise public awareness on rising environmental concerns from global warming. The initiative is led by United Nations.
The United Nations Environment Programme tweeted:
The much-talked about Paris climate accord or Paris climate agreement is an arrangement among various nations on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Last week, US President Donald Trump announced the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement. The Modi cabinet later responded that India is committed to the Paris Climate Agreement irrespective of what other nations decide.