World Earth Day: April 22

Q.  World Earth Day is celebrated every year on April ___.
- Published on 24 Apr 17

a. 20
b. 21
c. 22
d. 23

ANSWER: 22
 
World Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22.

It was first celebrated in 1970, and since then it is celebrated in more than 193 countries by over a billion people every year.

Earth Day celebrations are coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network. Earth Day 2017’s Campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy.

Environmental and climate literacy was chosen as it is important for creating green voters and advancing environmental and climate laws and policies across the globe as well as to accelerate green technologies and jobs.

Every year Earth Day is being observed on the 22nd April to build support for environmental protection around the world.

The concept of observing Earth Day was formally proposed by John McConnell at a UNESCO conference on Environment in 1969.

Later in 1971, a proclamation was signed to observe international Earth Day annually on the Vernal Equinox by UN Secretary-General U Thant.

On Earth Day 2016, historic Paris Agreement on Climate Change was signed. The agreement is legally binding on signatory countries to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.

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