World Environment Day

World Environment Day on 5 June 2023 will focus on solutions to plastic pollution. 

What we are doing

What we are doing to reduce plastic waste across Aotearoa New Zealand includes:

About World Environment Day

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), heads of state, prime ministers, ministers, VIPs and organisations from around the world join forces to mark World Environment Day.

Every year, a different host city is nominated, allowing various countries to showcase the positive things being done nationally, regionally and internationally to promote sustainable practices and reduce the impacts of climate change.

Aotearoa New Zealand hosted World Environment Day in 2008 in partnership with the UNEP. While Wellington was the host city, World Environment Day was celebrated actively throughout New Zealand to promote the 2008 ‘Kick the Carbon Habit’ theme.