21 March International Day of Forests 2017

 

 

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns. The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy. Read more...

 

 

21 March International Day March 21, 2017 in the World

International Day of Forests is celebrated on March, 21 2017. The day was initiated in the late 1970s by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); whereas the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on 21 December 2012, which declared 21 March as the International Day of Forests. It is held annually to raise awareness of the importance of forests to people. Read more...

 

 

21 March International Day March 21, 2017 in the World

 

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns.

The theme for each International Day of Forests is chosen by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests. The theme for 2017 is Forests and Energy. 

Did you know that:

  • Approximately 883 million people in developing countries are employed in the wood energy sector on a full or part-time basis.
  • Wood provides the world with more energy than solar, hydroelectric or wind power, accounting for roughly 40% of current global renewable energy supply.
  • About 50 percent of global wood production is used as energy for cooking, heating, and electricity generation.
  • For 2.4 billion people, woodfuel means a cooked and more nutritious meal, boiled water, and a warm dwelling.

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FAO #LoveForests: IDF 2017 video campaign

Post a video from your local forest for the International Day of Forests!

Forests are nature’s powerhouse! They are the largest source of renewable energy in the world, providing people with wood fuel to heat homes, cook meals and boil water. But they also energize people in other ways – for example by providing forest foods like berries and mushrooms – or even recharging people’s spirits by providing a place for recreation, peace and inspiration. Read more...

 

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