For more than 20 years, Russia has been hosting the Days of Protection from Environmental Hazards every year. This action was established in 1996, after which environmental events are held annually from April 15 to June 5 in various Russian regions. They are held under the motto: "Ecology - Safety - Life".
The problem of environmental degradation in the world began to be actively raised and studied in the second half of the 20th century, although the prerequisites for the development of this direction appeared long before that. At the end of the 20th century, there was already sufficient scientific experience confirming the presence in the world of serious environmental hazards caused mainly by human activity, as well as factors beyond human control.
Consideration of growing and potential global and regional environmental problems, along with the development of methods for overcoming them, began to be carried out at the international level during conferences on environmental hazards. Environmental issues are included in the list of constant monitoring by the UN. Russia did not remain aloof from these events.