Jordan marks World Environment Day, urging cleaner lifestyles

(Photo: Jordan News Agency, Jordan)

AMMAN — Jordan marks the World Environment Day, which falls on Sunday, highlighting the need for a sustainable lifestyle by living in harmony with nature and making policy changes to achieve a cleaner way of living, Al-Mamlaka TV said.اضافة اعلان

The World Environment Day is held under the slogan “Only One Earth”, which was released by the UN this year. It marks 50 years since the first UN conference on the Human Environment, which was convened in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1972.

The Stockholm Conference, as it is widely called, launched the United Nations Environment Program and designated June 5 of each year as the World Environment Day. The intention was to demonstrate unequivocal support for environmental protection, including a specific day to commemorate a World Day of Environmental Awareness for all nations.

Jordan’s Ministry of Environment is participating in the World Environment Day celebrations to reassert the need to live sustainably in harmony with nature by making changes to policies and choices towards cleaner lifestyles.

The ministry’s activities include the participation of Environment Minister Muawieh Al-Radaideh in the Stockholm+ 50 Conference as a representative of His Majesty King Abdullah.

Additionally, Jordan will be broadcasting environmental messages and videos on its official website and the social media sites of the ministry’s directorates in various governorates. Other activities include distributing nationwide multipurpose bags, in cooperation with the UNDP.

Radaideh pointed out that the ministry, in partnership with national and international institutions, undertook several steps to protect and rehabilitate the Kingdom’s ecosystem.

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