The theme of World Environment Day 2022The theme of World Environment Day 202 is "Only One Earth." Every year the day is hosted by a different country, and the global host for this year was Sweden. The year 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Stockholm Conference, the first international conference on the environment. This year's theme emphasizes the responsibility of citizens to conserve the environment and promote sustainable living in all aspects of life.
Last year, marked the launch of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030)- a global action to restore degraded terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. The need for global action is necessary as various ecosystems are being destroyed at an alarming rate, causing global wildlife populations to plummet. Ecosystem restoration assists in the recovery of degraded ecosystems and includes conservation measures to retain the existing ones.