World Environment Day (WED) 2013 will be held in Mongolia on June 5 and will be dedicated to reducing the number of discarded and wasted food consumed, according to its UN website.
World Environment Day was established by the UN General Assembly in 1972 and has since been celebrated annually by the world community on June 5. Choice of date due to the fact that in this day opened the UN Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm, 1972). In 2013, WED, dedicated to the problem of rational use of food and reduce discards food, will be held under the slogan "Think. Eat. Saves. Reduce traces of food consumption."
"I am confident that, as owner of the World Environment Day, Mongolia show to the world that the transition to a" green "economy is possible that it is possible even in traditionally problematic industries in the presence of strategies and sound policies, coupled with the political will," — are reported words of executive director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner (Achim Steiner).
Mongolia was chosen for the WED through the efforts made by the state to transition to a more environmentally friendly economic model in the basic industries. For example, the government imposed a moratorium on the development of new deposits of coal, and also announced plans for a transition of energy from renewable sources. In addition, the report notes reach Mongolia in environmental education of young people.
World Environment Day is for the UN to one of the main ways to draw the world's attention to the problems of the environment and enhances political attention and action. In 2012, WED was dedicated to the "green" economy, as the host country was Brazil.