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    2024 World Environment Day: A Call for Land Restoration and Drought Resilience

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will host the 2024 World Environment Day, emphasizing land restoration, desertification, and drought resilience under the slogan “Our land. Our future. We are #GenerationRestoration.” This campaign highlights the urgent need to address these environmental challenges through individual actions and governmental policies.

    World Environment Day, celebrated annually on June 5th, has become the foremost global platform for environmental awareness and action since its inception by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in 1973. This year’s theme reflects the pressing environmental concerns of our time, underscoring the collective effort required to secure a sustainable future.

    Saudi Arabia, as the host nation, will showcase its initiatives to combat desertification and enhance drought resilience. The global celebrations will provide a platform to share best practices and innovations in environmental stewardship.

    The theme also emphasizes the interconnectedness of environmental challenges, including the ongoing efforts to combat plastic pollution. UNEP’s executive director, Inger Andersen, highlighted the socio-economic imperative of restoring degraded lands for a thriving future.

    As June 5th approaches, the world looks to Saudi Arabia for leadership in environmental protection. World Environment Day 2024 promises to be a landmark event, mobilizing global efforts towards a sustainable and resilient planet, reminding us all to become part of #GenerationRestoration.

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