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News Trees for the Earth - International Mother Earth Day (22 April)

This year, International Mother Earth Day coincides with the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change at UN Headquarters in New York, where world governments will demonstrate their commitment to meet the challenges of climate change. The signing of the agreement by so many governments, with some 155 countries expected to attend the signing ceremony, provides optimism for our ability to take the necessary steps to change how we live on this Earth.

In celebrating International Mother Earth Day, we pause to reflect on the importance of the world’s forests, not only for mitigating and adapting to climate change, but also for their vital contribution to biodiversity conservation and human well-being. All of humanity relies on the abundant natural resources and ecosystems services that forests provide.

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