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Celebrating World Environment Day 2018

Beat Plastic Pollution





Date & Time

05 June 2018 01 January 1970

World Environment Day (WED) is a United Nations initiative to encourage awareness and action to protect our environment. It is an opportunity for people to do something positive for the environment. Over the years, it has grown into a global platform for public outreach that is celebrated by stakeholders in more than 100 countries.

WED aims to spread the message that it is our responsibility to be agents of change and take care of the earth. Through decades of WED celebrations, hundreds of thousands of people from countries all over the world and from all sections of society have participated in individual and organized environmental action.

The theme for World Environment Day 2018 is Beat Plastic Pollution – an urgent call to immediately phase out plastics and to find and support sustainable alternatives.

As the world’s population grows, so does the amount of garbage that is produced. Plastics are especially harmful because they are composed of major toxic pollutants. They have been found everywhere from Mount Everest to the bottom of the sea, causing air, water, and land pollution and creating problems for plants, wildlife, and humans.

As in the past years, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) will celebrate WED on 5 June 2018. It aims to:

  • Raise awareness about environmental issues among the public
  • Encourage people from different communities to actively develop environmental safety measures
  • Encourage people to join the campaign and work toward a safer, cleaner, and more prosperous future
Internal Programme
  • Message from the Director General
  • Newspaper articles on the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”
  • Godavari landscape journey and a forum for stakeholders
  • Mega Cleaning and awareness campaign in Godavari
  • Tree planting and clean kitchen demonstration at the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Demonstration Project in Nuwakot
  • Knowledge Forum Organized in Collaboration with Royal Norwegian Embassy


We are grateful to our partners for their generous support for the various events. We would like to thank the Government of Nepal for their continued support through the Department of Forests, the Ministry of Forests and Environment, and Godavari Municipality.We would also like to express gratitude to our development partners – the International Development Research Centre of the Government of Canada and the Global Alliance of Clean Cookstoves – for organizing the demonstration of clean cookstove use inn Nuwakot and helping disseminate information on the same.

Our sincere thanks to Dabur Nepal Pvt Ltd for their generous contribution of 50 dustbins and 400 juice packs and to the Nabil Foundation for sponsoring 400 caps, t-shirts and bags distributed to the participants of the event at Godavari.


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