Deadline: 8 November 2020
Tell us in your video how we can prevent pandemics by protecting forests for a chance to win a GoPro!
Forests are crucial to the health of all people because they provide clean air and water, food and timber and places for recreation. They also mitigate climate change by storing carbon and helping to prevent climate-induced disasters such as droughts and floods.
Protecting and restoring forests is essential to overcoming the climate crisis and preventing the spread of diseases such as COVID-19 that are transferred from animals to humans.
This year, we are learning an important lesson: Our health and well-being depend on how we protect and care for our forests and the environment around us. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone around the world. To prevent the disease from spreading, people are confined to their homes. Schools and businesses are closed, social gatherings are restricted and travel has halted.
Tell us in your video how can protecting forests prevent pandemics?
Share with us your opinion for a chance to be recognized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and RECOFTC.