On the occasion of World Environment Day 2015 on June 5, the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO in cooperation with the Green Project NGO will co-organize a conference on the “Challenges for Greece and opportunities for a sustainable future”.
The conference will be held at the amphitheater of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1, Academias Street, Athens) at 12 noon.
The environmental photo exhibition “Greek Project in South America: A journey” will also launch on World Environment Day at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation at 8pm.
About World Environment Day
World Environment Day (WED) is the biggest, most celebrated global day for positive environmental action. Established by the UN General Assembly in 1972, WED is celebrated every year on 5 June. WED is the principal vehicle through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment, and encourages political attention and action. WED gives a human perspective to environmental issues, empowers people to become active agents of sustainable development and advocates multi-stakeholder partnerships in support of the environment.
The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is resource efficiency and sustainable consumption and production in the context of the planet’s regenerative capacity, as captured in the slogan ‘Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care’. Affirming WED as a global public outreach platform, this slogan emerged as the top choice by the global community through social media voting.