World Environment Day 2020
World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5th to bring awareness among the people regarding environmental issues and to take positive steps for the survival of the environment. The theme for World Environment Day 2020 is ‘Time for nature ‘during the time of the Covid-19 global pandemic. Unlike in the previous years, this year we cannot mark gatherings and celebrations. We must stay at home, keep our distance, and celebrate the World Environment Day.
The nature and its survival depend on the variety of life on earth. This is a moment for a deep reflection on nature, on climate change, on how we should behave, on what the ethics of our society should be, to protect species and ecosystems. In celebrating the World Environment Day 2020, expertise in different fields related to environment presented their opinions and knowledge as a step in working together to protect nature that supports us all. The Center for Environmental Initiatives of the University of Colombo made this World Environment Day 2020 celebration as an online celebration by adhering to government rules during the pandemic.