World Environment Day

World Environment Day

World Environment Day

Jun 5, 2024


Since 1973, World Environment Day has been celebrated on 5 June, an initiative established by the United Nations General Assembly through resolution A/RES/2994 (XXVII). This day aims to enhance global awareness of the need to protect and improve our natural environment. The creation of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in the same year highlighted the importance of addressing growing environmental concerns, from ozone layer depletion to the management of toxic chemicals, desertification, and global warming.

World Environment Day 2024: Our Lands, Our Future

Over its five decades of existence, World Environment Day has evolved into a significant global platform for environmental action, mobilising millions of people around the world. This year, Saudi Arabia is hosting the event with a campaign focused on land restoration, drought resilience, and desertification, under the theme “Our Lands. Our Future”.

The Importance of World Environment Day

Environmental awareness has grown exponentially in recent decades, driving a stronger global commitment to environmental protection.

Currently, 40% of the planet’s land is degraded, affecting half of the world’s population. Droughts have increased by 29% this century, and if adequate measures are not taken, it is estimated that they will affect 75% of the population by 2050.

Terapia Urbana and Environmental Protection

At Terapia Urbana, we understand the urgency of these threats and actively work to counter them through innovative solutions such as the implementation of green infrastructure that balances the relationship between nature and the city.

Urban greening systems emerge as an opportunity to effectively mitigate many of these problems, which also directly influence climate change.

The incorporation of elements such as living walls, green roofs, or green corridors creates new green infrastructures in cities that help interconnect urban spaces with nature.

Our goal is to integrate nature into urban environments, promoting biodiversity and improving the quality of life in cities.

Benefits of Living Walls

Living walls restore biodiversity, mitigate noise within buildings, reduce temperatures in urban centres, and help eliminate air pollution, among other benefits.

They improve air quality by absorbing CO2 and releasing oxygen, and provide habitats for urban wildlife, thus contributing to biodiversity.

Moreover, green infrastructures help cities become more resilient to climate change: they act as natural insulators, reducing energy consumption, and efficiently managing rainwater, which decreases the risk of urban flooding.

Towards a Sustainable Future

On this World Environment Day, we reaffirm our dedication to restoring and protecting our planet. We invite everyone to join the cause and adopt more sustainable habits, from reducing energy consumption to supporting green initiatives in their communities. Together, we can make a significant difference and ensure a healthy future for generations to come.