International Forest Day celebrates the world’s wildlife and humanities’ achievements in the preservation of forests and forestry habitats, whilst educating the public on forests and ecosystems.
Forest sustainable management and their use of resources are key to combatting climate change, and for contributing to the prosperity and well-being of current and future generations. Forests also play a crucial role in poverty alleviation and in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite all these priceless ecological, economic, social and health benefits, global deforestation continues at an alarming rate.
If the forest dies, it can have large repercussions for the whole planet, as they are important collectors of CO2 in the atmosphere. Deforestation is a major contributor towards global temperature increase and climate change, and change is long overdue.