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Earth Day 2021

Topics Covered: Conservation related issues.

Earth Day 2021:


Context:

Observed on April 22 every year.

  • The year 2021 marks the 51st anniversary of the annual celebrations.
  • This year’s theme for Earth Day is ‘Restore Our Earth’.

About the Earth Day:

  • First observed in 1970.
  • The event was triggered by the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, as well as other issues such as smog and polluted rivers.
  • In 2009, the United Nations designated 22nd April as ‘International Mother Earth Day’.
  • Earth Day is now globally coordinated by ORG, which is a non profit organisation.
  • The Paris Agreement was also signed on Earth Day 2016.

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. About Earth Day.
  2. Significance.
  3. Objectives.
  4. About Paris Agreement.
  5. ‘International Mother Earth Day’ objectives.

Mains Link:

Discuss the significance of Earth Day.

Sources: Indian Express.