From clean-ups in Tokyo to tree planting in Zimbabwe, World Environment Day was celebrated around the globe. With a theme of air pollution, China hosted the international day of action. Xi Jinping, the country’s president, was clear in his call for international cooperation: “Humankind only has one planet. Environmental conservation and sustainable development are the common responsibility of all countries. China will work with any and all to implement the 2030 agenda to protect our only planet.”
With 7 million people dying each year from air pollution, the time couldn’t have been more fitting to encourage everyone to find solutions to this truly global problem.