The ITCILO again made a difference for the World Environment Day

The ITCILO again made a difference for the World Environment Day

On 5 June 2019, World Environment Day has been celebrated on the theme of “air pollution”— a call to action to combat one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. 

Group of ITCILO staff on World Environment Day

Hosted by China, World Environment Day invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our daily lives to reduce air pollution, which in turn can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and benefit people’s health too. China has demonstrated tremendous leadership in tackling air pollution domestically and its commitment to improving air quality can serve as an inspiration to countries around the world.

Air pollution may seem complex, but we can all do our part to reduce some of it. Understanding the different types of pollution, and how it affects our health and environment will help us take steps towards improving the air around us.

In support of the global campaign for the World Environment Day, the Centre organized an annual running/walking/cycling event, with three different distances (2 km, 5 km and 8 km) for  runners or bikers.

Every year, on June 5th, millions of people across the planet celebrate World Environment Day (WED), coming together at community, national and regional level to promote positive action on the most-pressing environmental challenges of our day.