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Countdown to World Environment Day 2024: Focus on Land Restoration and Drought Resilience

Written by Karol Kaczmarek
Published May 31st, 2024
Countdown to World Environment Day 2024: Focus on Land Restoration and Drought Resilience
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With only five days to go, the global community is gearing up for World Environment Day 2024, the largest international day for the environment, celebrated by millions of people worldwide. This year’s theme is "Land Restoration, Desertification, and Drought Resilience," highlighting the urgent need to address these critical issues. Hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the event aims to drive global efforts towards sustainable land management and the restoration of ecosystems.

Key Points:

  • Theme and Focus: The 2024 theme emphasizes land restoration, combatting desertification, and enhancing drought resilience. This focus aligns with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030), a global initiative to revive and protect ecosystems, essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Global Celebration: World Environment Day, led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), has been held annually since 1973, growing into the largest global platform for environmental outreach.

  • Host Country: Saudi Arabia’s hosting of the event underscores the country’s commitment to environmental sustainability and its efforts to address desertification and promote land restoration.

  • Importance of Land Restoration: Effective land restoration is crucial for reversing environmental degradation, enhancing food security, and mitigating the impacts of climate change.

UNEP Executive Director, Inger Andersen, emphasized the importance of collective action: “Restoring land and building resilience against drought are not just environmental issues, but also pivotal to sustainable development and human well-being.”


Karol Kaczmarek
Written by:
Karol Kaczmarek
Co-Founder of Net Zero Compare
Karol is a seasoned entrepreneur and co-founder of A&K Ventures OÜ. With a strong foundation in quantitative economics, he has a proven track record in strategic consulting, real estate, and global business expansion. Karol is dedicated to leveraging innovative technologies and creative business strategies to drive growth and transformation in every venture.