World Nature Day - 3 October
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World Nature Day is celebrated every year on 3 October.
An Overview of the News
World Nature Day was established by the World Nature Organization (WNO) on 3 October 2010.
The 2023 theme of World Nature Day is 'Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet'.
Importance of World Nature Day
It aims to combat ignorance of climate change and emphasize its urgency.
Encourages recycling, reducing plastic use and adopting a sustainable lifestyle.
Inspires responsibility towards the environment and collective action to protect it.
Celebration of World Nature Day 2023
Tree planting: Communities plant trees to contribute to reforestation efforts.
Awareness campaigns: Organizations organize seminars and workshops to educate people about climate change.
Rallies and demonstrations: Peaceful rallies take place around the world to draw attention to environmental concerns.
Social media engagement: The use of hashtags such as #WorldNatureDay allows participation to be shared globally.
Key facts about World Nature Day 2023
Carbon dioxide levels: Atmospheric CO2 concentration is 408 ppm, the highest in 3 million years.
Temperatures recorded: 2016 was the hottest year, with the average temperature 1.78°F above mid-20th century levels.
Role of deforestation: Human-induced deforestation contributes 11% of global carbon emissions.
Amazon Rainforest: Stores 50% of the region's carbon, highlighting its importance for conservation.
Climate Vulnerability: About 11% of the world's population (800 million people) is vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change.
Coastal Ecosystems: Coastal ecosystems store ten times more carbon than tropical forests.
Impact of Deforestation: Approximately 1 million hectares of forests have been lost due to deforestation, causing habitat loss and carbon emissions.
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