World Environment Day 2015

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ILEG would like to take this opportunity to join the world in celebrating World Environment Day marked on 5th June every year. ILEG has made its pledge to the environment as follows:

“We pledge to continue working with local communities, governments, the private sector and civil society organizations to ensure fair, balanced and equitable development policy choices to improve peoples’ lives and protect the environment.
We pledge to continue seeking ways to transform the way governments make decisions and implement laws and policies,that affect the environment and natural resources.
This is our pledge to the environment and the people of the Republic of Kenya.”
– ILEG KENYA
World Environment Day is celebrated every year to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 on the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began. Like slogans, every event has a theme. This year’s theme is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.” “Earth Anthem” by poet-diplomat Abhay K was launched in June 2013 on the occasion of the World Environment Day. This year’s world Environment Day will be hosed in Italy.

World Environment Day Anthem
“Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
the most beautiful planet in the universe
all the continents and the oceans of the world
united we stand as flora and fauna
united we stand as species of one earth
black, brown, white, different colours
we are humans, the earth is our home.

Our cosmic oasis, cosmic blue pearl
the most beautiful planet in the universe
all the people and the nations of the world
all for one and one for all
united we unfurl the blue marble flag
black, brown, white, different colours
we are humans, the earth is our home.”

“We have made our pledge, have you?”

7 billion dreams

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Institute for Law and Environmental Governance

ILEG is an independent, non-profit public interest law and policy organization focused on promoting sustainable development. We work with local communities, governments, the private sector and civil society organizations (CSOs) to ensure fair, balanced and equitable development policy choices to improve peoples’ lives and protect the environment. Our work seeks to transform the way governments make decisions that affect the environment and natural resources on which livelihoods depend. We are dedicated to finding practical options that shift the ways governments make and implement laws and policies, the way businesses operate, and the way people actin relation to the environment. Established in 2002, ILEG works mainly in Kenya and the wider Eastern Africa region. But our work has significant continental and global reach and influence. We work with our partners in Kenya, Africa and internationally to shape sustainable development decisions for the benefit of present and future generations.

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