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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

International Mother Earth Day 2016, April 22


 Международный день Матери-Земли, 22 апреля.
 نيسان/أبريل 22, اليوم الدولي لأمنا الأرض

The movement continues.
We are now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action.
In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to lead with groundbreaking ideas and by the power of our example.
And so it begins. Today. Right here and right now. Earth Day is more than just a single day — April 22, 2016. It’s bigger than attending a rally and taking a stand.
This Earth Day and beyond, let’s make big stuff happen. Let’s plant 7.8 billion trees for the Earth. Let’s divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable. Let’s take the momentum from the Paris Climate Summit and build on it.
Let’s start now. And let’s not stop.
- See more at: http://www.earthday.org/#sthash.kkb8tOrR.dpuf

On the first Earth Day in 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and water.
On the first Earth Day in 1970, 22 million Americans celebrated clean air, land, and water.

  Theme 2016 : Trees For The Earth.



Over the next five years, as Earth Day moves closer to its 50th anniversary, we’re calling on you to help us achieve one of our most ambitious goals yet — we’re planting 7.8 billion trees and we’re starting now.  Our planet is currently losing over 15 Billion trees each year (equivalent to 48 football fields every minute). In honor of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, Earth Day Network announced Trees for the Earth, a plan to plant 7.8 Billion trees by Earth Day 2020: one tree for every person on the planet. We invite you to join us!

 Trees will be the first of five major goals we are undertaking in honor of the five-year countdown to our 50th anniversary. On their own and together, these initiatives will make a significant and measurable impact on the Earth and will serve as the foundation of a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet for all.

  In planting 7.8 Billion trees, we will contribute to three major goals:




Mitigating Climate Change and Pollution 

Planting trees absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In a single year, it takes roughly 96 trees to absorb the amount of CO2 produced by one person.Trees also absorb odors and pollutant gases like nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone, as well as filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.



Protecting Biodiversity 

By planting the right trees, we can help counteract the loss of species, as well as provide increased habitat connectivity between regional forest patches.


Supporting Communities and their Livelihoods

Planting trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income. Studies have shown that schools with tree cover have reduced asthma and lung disease rates and help students with ADHD concentrate for longer periods. Tree planting has a direct correlation to reduced crime rates, increased property values, reduced litter, higher social cohesion, and a number of other social and psychological benefits.





JAXA's earth observation satellites contributes to understand Climate Change and to mitigate its impact and to adapt its situation in three fields of carbon cycle (GOSAT), forest monitoring (ALOS-2) and watercycle (DPR,GCOM-W).


 


FORUM :  International Mother Earth Day - April 22


 The movement continues.  We are now entering the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action.  In 1970, the year of our first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to lead with groundbreaking ideas and by the power of our example.  And so it begins. Today. Right here and right now. Earth Day is more than just a single day — April 22, 2016. It’s bigger than attending a rally and taking a stand.  This Earth Day and beyond, let’s make big stuff happen. Let’s plant 7.8 billion trees for the Earth. Let’s divest from fossil fuels and make cities 100% renewable. Let’s take the momentum from the Paris Climate Summit and build on it.  Let’s start now. And let’s not stop.




Provisional list of Parties that have indicated their intentions to sign the Paris Agreement  

Paris Climate Agreement signing ceremony - 22 april 2016
 The Paris Agreement will be open for signature by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on 22 April and will remain open for signature for one year.


22 Apr 2016 - Remarks by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the opening of the High-level Signature Ceremony for the Paris Agreement. 
 
 
 
 
To keep the global spotlight focused on climate change and build on the strong political momentum from Paris, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited representatives of all countries to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change at a special Ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters on 22 April. The Signing Ceremony takes place on the first day that the Agreement will be open for signatures, and marks the first step toward ensuring that the Agreement enters into legal force as quickly as possible.
The Paris Agreement was adopted by all 196 Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change at COP21 in Paris on 12 December 2015. In the agreement, all countries agreed to work to limit global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius, and given the grave risks, to strive for 1.5 degrees Celsius. Implementation of the Paris Agreement is essential for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, and provides a roadmap for climate actions that will reduce emissions and build climate resilience


EVENTS : Earth Day 2016

 
 — Hosting an Earth Day rally or tree planting event in your area?

Let's Connect with Earth Day Canada : Participate in Earth Day Canada’s #Rooting4Trees ‘pledge and plant’ campaign and help grow a forest of 25,000 trees for our 25th anniversary




Guide to the Millennium Assessment Reports

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) was called for by the United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2000. Initiated in 2001, the objective of the MA was to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and the scientific basis for action needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of those systems and their contribution to human well-being.

Resources
Global Forest Ressources Assesssment 2015 - FAO

Earth Day 2016 — Event Registration

Hosting an Earth Day rally or tree planting event in your area? Register your event here. Based on the settings you select, Earth Day Network will make your event accessible through our website and to our global audience.
Your participation in Earth Day is greatly appreciated. It’s people and/or organizations like you that help turn this movement into real and tangible positive outcomes for our planet.
- See more at: http://www.earthday.org/earth-day/registerfind-an-event/#sthash.vUSKGjgb.dpufEarth Day 2016 — Event Registration  Hosting an Earth Day rally or tree planting event in your area?

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