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December Environment Calendar 2018



World Aids Day World AIDS Day


December 1, 2018

World AIDS Day is observed annually on the 1st December. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. This day is one of the eight (8) official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).


United Nations theme for World AIDS Day 2018 is “Know your Status”.


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National Pollution Control Day National Pollution Control Day


December 2, 2018

The National Pollution Control Day is celebrated annually on 2nd December in India, in order to memorialize the thousands of innocent lives who lost their existence because of the Bhopal gas calamity, with an aim to make the people and industries aware about the need of pollution control laws. This calamity was identified as one of the biggest industrial pollution disasters of the history worldwide which drew everyone’s focus towards serious preventive measures and risk assessment studies for industries, in order to prevent from such type of disasters in the future.



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Chemical Disaster Prevention Day Chemical Disaster Prevention Day


December 4, 2018

Chemical Disaster Prevention Day is observed annually on 4th December to emphasise the need to produce, store, handle transport chemicals safely and for adopting precautions for chemical safety in industries. This day marks the unfortunate incident of Bhopal Gas Tragedy in the year 1984, when the world witnessed one of the worst recorded accidents in the history of chemical disasters at the Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, India.



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World Soil Day 2018 World Soil Day


December 5, 2018

World Soil Day is observed annually on 5th December to acknowledge the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human wellbeing. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Conference, in June 2013, unanimously endorsed this day and requested its official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly.


The theme for 2018 is “Be the Solution to Soil Pollution”.


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International Mountain Day International Mountain Day


December 11, 2018

International Mountain Day is celebrated annually on 11th December to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development. This day is observed every year with a different theme relevant to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain people and environment around the world. 


The theme for the year 2018 is “Mountains Matter”.


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National Energy Conservation Day National Energy Conservation Day


December 14, 2018

National Energy Conservation Day is organized annually on 14th December, by Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under Ministry of Power, with an aim to demonstrate India’s achievements in energy efficiency and conservation, while working for its ambition of holistic development as part of the Nation’s overall effort towards climate change mitigation.




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Kisan Divas Kisan Diwas


December 23, 2018

Kisan Diwas, the National Farmers’ Day is observed annually on 23rd December to acknowledge the great work done by the farmers of our Country and to remember the former Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh. During his tenure as the 5th Prime Minister, he introduced many policies to improve the life of Indian farmers. This day is celebrated across the Nation with great enthusiasm and interest to pay tribute to the farmers, who are in fact, the Spine of India.




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Good Governance Day Good Governance Day


December 25, 2018

Good Governance Day is observed in India annually on the 25th December. This day was established in 2014, on the occasion of the 92nd Birthday of former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to honor him by fostering awareness among the Indian people of accountability in Government.




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