The theme of the 2021 International Day of Forests celebration is “Forest restoration: a path to recovery and well-being”. This year’s event will raise awareness of how forests play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of people and the planet. Restoring the health of our forests and sustainably managing them is crucial to support livelihoods, mitigate climate change, safeguard biodiversity and reduce the risk of future pandemics. The 2021 theme is of particular relevance as we build the foundation for a sustainable recovery for all. It is also a contribution to the implementation of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, in support of the Decade of Action for the SDGs and the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

For more information on this year’s event, go to: United Nations Forum on Forests » 2021 celebration