21 March – International Day of Forests

March 21, 2013

The Day aims to celebrate and raise 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.  Click here for the full text of the UN Resolution.

On this occasion, read the latest URC publication ‘Economics of forest and forest carbon projects – Translating lessons learned into national REDD+ implementationhere.

Also, read the op-ed by Achim Steiner, Executive Director of UNEP and Under- Secretary- General of the United Nations, and Andrew Steer, President and CEO of the World Resources Institute here.