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7 Interesting Facts & Theme of World Environment Day 2022

The theme of this year is 'Strengthening Environmental Health Systems for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals’.

Shruti Kandwal
World Environmental Health Day 2022 Theme: ‘Strengthening Environmental Health Systems for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals'
World Environmental Health Day 2022 Theme: ‘Strengthening Environmental Health Systems for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals'

Every year, we take a day out of the calendar to celebrate and increase the awareness of the important work done by environmental health workers and inspire people to contribute to the protection of our environment.

World Environmental Health Day was established by the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) on September 26, 2011. Since then, this important day is observed every year on September 26.

World Environmental Health Day 2022: Theme

This year World Environmental Health Day will be celebrated under the theme ‘Strengthening Environmental Health Systems for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals’.

In order to reduce poverty, safeguard the environment, and guarantee that by 2030 everyone can live in peace and prosperity, the United Nations approved the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015.

Environmental health plays a very crucial role in the implementation of the SDGs as it fits into seven SDGs, 19 targets, and 30 indicators of the SDGs.

Interesting Facts on World Environmental Health Day 

  • World Environmental Health Day is celebrated across the globe on September 26, annually.

  • A body of 44 member states called the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) marked the beginning of this day in the year 2011.

  • The purpose of World Environmental Health Day is to increase public awareness of the importance of environmental health.

  • The goal of this day is to take the necessary actions to save the environment from ongoing threats.

  • The theme for World Environmental Health Day 2022 is ‘Strengthening environmental health systems for the implementation of the sustainable development goals

  • Professor Susana Paixo, President of IFEH, said that eliminating administrative and structural controls is the best approach to move forward with environmental protection.

  • Every year, environmental health is promoted around the world to encourage people to reduce causes that contribute to its deterioration

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