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The world of art has always played a critical role in provoking thought and generating dialogue. The UNEP Art for the Environment initiative aims to generate environmental awareness using the universal language of art as a catalyst for individuals, communities and leaders to focus on environmental values.

UNEP promotes the creation and installation of a growing number of exhibits around the world, in conjunction with major events such as World Environment Day (5 June) and the UNEP Champions of the Earth awards.

UNEP hopes that, by sharing artists' sensitivity to the plight of the planet in works of art ranging from ancient and indigenous objects to contemporary forms and multimedia visions, we can promote a deeper understanding and connection to our natural world.