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Happy World Forestry Day, 21 March!

The International Day of Forests observed on 21 March aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Some 2.4 billion people use wood-based energy for cooking. Forests help mitigate climate change and improve soil, air and water quality. If sustainably managed, forests are also a source of renewable raw materials, making a crucial contribution to building circular economies. In light of these and many other reasons to respect and safeguard our forests, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012. Countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns…

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