World Rainforest Day is celebrated annually on 22 June to honour and promote the world’s rainforests. Rainforests are a source of many resources like fresh water and clean air as they absorb harmful gases including carbon dioxide, thus playing an important role in maintaining a climate balance.
The theme for this year is ‘The Time is Now’. here are a number of initiatives that drive the impact rainforests require. The summit will focus on solutions that are being considered and implemented. Since we are already aware of what needs to be done, the day will focus on the action that needs to be taken.
World Rainforest Day was marked for the first time on 22 June 2017. The Rainforest Partnership had started the initiative with an aim to preserve the tropical rainforests. The agenda behind the initiative was to protect the world’s rainforests that are an integral part of the ecosystem.